Blog 8 & 9: Term Project Reviews
Blog 8 & 9: Review two group presentations in your section.
Review Number One:
The group that did UN millennium development goal # 8, focused on the region, or country of Austria. Goal eight was develop a global partnership for development. They narrowed their research to three targets; develop an open trading system, access to affordable drugs, and make available new technologies, especially in communication.
The design of their presentation looked very clean and professional with white spaces and appropriate pictures. They seemed to be very knowledgeable about the areas they discussed. I also learned that Austria recently converted to the Euro to make trading with other countries easier. The group was able to present information on Austria’s defense system, and big industries, and current pharmaceutical companies. The one thing it was missing or lacking was the realm of response. Time was running short at the end of the presentation, so they might have cut out parts that would have made it more complete. The other thing was I didn’t understand why they choose to focus on telecommunications as one of their targets, because from the information they gave, it seemed like Austria already has a well established system.
Review Number Two:
The group that addressed goal 6, which was Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, did an excellent job in my opinion. They seemed to a very good grasp on what HIV/AIDS actually was, and how it impacted the people in their region of Sub Saharan Africa, and a program that was helping combat AIDS in Africa. The presentation skills were good, and did not seemed rush. They presented the information clearly, and gave a background so the audience could follow along with some knowledge. It was interesting to hear some of the cultural problems that go along with all the disease problems, and there was a very good quote from one of African country’s president. It was interesting to hear about the MESA program that is trying to address some of the disease issues, and it made me feel good that the program was gaining a lot of interest from the people. All in all, it was a well organized and fully researched project, and had a visually appealing presentation.