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Romanoff Wants International Development Center

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Andrew Romanoff shows CBS4's Paul Day an exhibit in part of "Design for the Other 90 Percent" (credit: CBS)

Andrew Romanoff shows CBS4′s Paul Day an exhibit in part of “Design for the Other 90 Percent” (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff wants to set up a center for international development organizations.

Romanoff has been working for a nonprofit organization that provides irrigation, water storage and technology to poor, small-scale farmers around the world and he says similar organizations could work better together.

According to the Denver Post, there are about 400 nonprofit collaborative centers around the country, but Romanoff’s project will be one of the first dedicated to international development.

So far, 12 groups have signed on to work out of the center. Romanoff hopes to raise $1 million to $2 million to cover the cost of renovations and staffing and have the center established by the end of the year.

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