Micah Challenge International has it's headquarters in London and the International Director is the Rev Joel Edwards . I am privileged to be working with Micah Challenge helping to promote it's campaigns into the media.
Micah Challenge's vision is 'a world free from extreme poverty' and you can read more about it's aims on the 'About Us' section of the website. The coalition asks leaders to take responsibility for their commitment to the MDGs. This may mean asking a local MP in Zambia to release funds allocated for health that aren't being received by the community. Or by asking Presidents and Prime Ministers to ensure their global Summit discussions include the poor.
For the G20 global economic summit to be held in Cannes, France on November 3rd and 4th 2011 Micah Challenge is calling on world leaders to give a thought to the many millions of people living in extreme poverty across the world, but in particular to address the issue of Corruption which helps to keep people in that poverty. In the run up to the summit Micah Challenge partners across the globe have been contacting their French ambassadors to ask them to urge the French government, which will chair the Cannes meeting, to put the issue of Corruption and Poverty on the agenda.
You can read more about the End Corruption End Poverty campaign by clicking here for the press release
Read Joel's blog or thoughts from Micah Challenge Head of Advocacy and Campaigns Amanda Jackon on the Micah Challenge website. If you want to contact Micah Challenge International please contact them directly via the contact details on the website, or contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org - and I'll put you in touch.