FORA.tv Speaker - Jamie Drummond
Jamie Drummond is the Executive Director of DATA â€“ Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa, which he co-founded with Bono, Bobby Shriver, and others in 2002. DATAâ€™s mission is to help Africa beat AIDS and achieve the Millennium Goals by creating a supportive movement, especially in the USA. DATA has played a leading role in encouraging the Bush Administration to propose and Congress to appropriate substantial increases in poverty-focused overseas development assistance over the last three years. DATA also lobbies the UK, G7, and other OECD nations to offer improved debt, aid, and trade policies so that Africa can receive or is able to earn the resources necessary to achieve the Millennium Goals. Mr. Drummond and DATA work closely with Sir Bob Geldof, and helped persuade Prime Minister Tony Blair to make Africa and development the centerpiece of this yearâ€™s G8 Summit in Scotland.
04.05.06 | 01:03:35 min
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