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The rest of this page provides information on how to get some of the very latest news on sustainable development in Haiti.
Click below for Google News Feed for “sustainable+haiti” — this will open in a new window, and if your browser has a built-in RSS reader (such as Safari and Firefox), you’ll get the latest stories on the creation of a more sustainable Haiti:
If you’re using a browser that does not have this feature, you may get a message asking you to open your default RSS reader (e.g., Thunderbird). In this case you may want to configure your browser and/or add an extension to see RSS feeds displayed as news items, and then enter “news.google.com/news?q=sustainable+haiti&output=rss” as the feed source.
If all you get is scrambled code, then you may need to look for a standalone RSS reader. Here’s Google’s page on RSS feeds: http://www.google.com/support/news/bin/answer.py?answer=59255&hl=en.
You can also see the news items in a box or “news show” format at the bottom of the right-hand column on this page (and throughout the site).
Here are some recent items of interest:
By Jared Anderson
Published: May 30, 2012
Essentially starting from scratch, Haiti has a unique opportunity to build the kind of sustainable power generation, transmission and distribution system that could be replicated in other developing nations.
Here are some older items we thought were worth keeping in front of our readers:
Castro’s doctors and nurses are the backbone of the fight against cholera
By Nina Lakhani
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Thought Leaders and Global Citizens
Posted: December 15, 2010 05:29 PM
We all know the U.N., Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps — but what about smaller, private initiatives of the international community in Haiti? Individually, their efforts are tremendous. Collectively, they are of staggering importance. In the fields of agriculture, the arts, children and orphans, education, health, housing, microfinance, and reforestation, private initiatives are in the trenches helping to build the new Haiti.
Recently, at the suggestion of Congressman Ben Gilman, I coordinated the leadership of select private initiative efforts in Haiti to meet, hosted by Bob Cushman of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Sixteen global citizens participated, with another six requesting updates. The informative and inspiring meeting has led to the planning of a press conference to keep the spotlight on HOPE for Haiti — not the continuing hell and horror of debris, disease, and destruction. Noting donor fatigue at the endless cycle of bad news, the group will focus on what positive accomplishments and possibilities exist..
Top Private Initiatives in Haiti – 2010-11
Agriculture & Reforestation
1. Coffee Growers Cooperative (COOPCAB; Belle Anse)
2. Leogane Agricultural Cooperative(Léogâne)
3. Association Pour Secourir les Victimes (ASSEVIC; Gressier)
1. Ciné Institute, Haiti (Jacmel)
2. International Museum of Art (2011, Léogâne)
3. International Film Institute (2011, Léogâne)
4. International Library of Haiti (2011, Léogâne)
1. Allied Health Studies Institute (Léogâne)
2. Inter-university Institute for Research and Development (INURED; P-a-P)
3. l’Ecole de la Rédemption (Léogâne)
4. Teach The World On-Line (Port-au-Prince)
U.S. Foundation Support
See also by Jim Luce: