Haiti: Where do we stand on the road from aid to investment?


Two weeks ago, I attended the Haiti Funders’ Meeting, which was held in Boston, sponsored by the Boston Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. The purpose of the meeting was to learn from experiences and talk about effective practices in Haiti, as well as challenges and opportunities in supporting sustainable development, social investments and philanthropy. The conference was held over two days, and included plenary sessions on topics such as social impact investing and effective aid delivery, and smaller, more focused discussion groups on health care, nutrition, agriculture, enterprise development and finance.

miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (4950)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Investment for Haiti

Yesterday, I was lucky to attend a roundtable discussion at the Council of the Americas with Haitian Ambassador Paul Altidor. I thought he brought in an interesting example of putting words into action, so I wanted to share it with you. Now, at the time of the third anniversary of the earthquake, the media is flooded with so-called “reports” about the situation on the ground in Haiti. Mostas you know, are bleak. So, what is the problem here? According to Ambassador Altidor, one of Haiti’s principal challenges is exactly this: Perception. 

miércoles, 16 de enero de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (6584)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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