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Haiti Dialogue Series

  • Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Three distinguished lawyers spoke about their experiences with pro-bono work in Haiti at the latest session in the Haiti Dialog Series, run by the Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

  • SurTab Tablets and Mobile Phone Technology’s Impact on Development in Haiti

    SurTab Tablets and Mobile Phone Technology’s Impact on Development in Haiti

    The Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development concluded the Fall 2013 Dialogue Series with guest Maarten Boute, CEO of SurTab Haiti, the first Android tablet manufacturing company in Haiti. Boute is the former CEO of Digicel Haiti, a mobile phone network provider currently operating in 31 markets across…

  • Population and Environment Influence Infrastructure Investment in Haiti

    Population and Environment Influence Infrastructure Investment in Haiti

    The fall 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series focused on the multi-dimensional aspects of implementing Haiti’s National Strategic Development Plan after the 2010 earthquake and featured Frantz Verella, the former minister of public works, transportation and communication of the government of Haiti.

  • Prime Minister of Haiti and Liberia’s Minister of Finance Co-Host Fragile States Dialogue Series

    Prime Minister of Haiti and Liberia’s Minister of Finance Co-Host Fragile States Dialogue Series

    On Sept. 27, the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed Laurent Lamothe, prime minister of the Republic of Haiti, Amara Konneh, minister of finance of the Republic of Liberia, and Saidu Nallo, representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone, for a…

  • Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed two distinguished speakers as part of the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series to discuss government capacity building and national monitoring systems for government funded programs.

  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • Culture and national identity, a long-term investment in Haiti’s development

    Culture and national identity, a long-term investment in Haiti’s development

    The Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development continued its Spring 2013 Dialogue Series with Kimberly Green, president of the Green Family Foundation. This discussion explored the importance of and areas where small foundations are supporting Haiti’s cultural vibrancy and innovation. In the post-earthquake period, most foundations and policy…

  • Overcoming Challenges to Local Development in Haiti

    Overcoming Challenges to Local Development in Haiti

    Haiti Dialogue Series: Should funds be more effectively channeled through the Haitian government, a decentralized finance program could help streamline financing and reinforce local government planning efforts. As part of the Haiti Research and Policy Program dialogue series, Tatiana Wah was joined by Leslie Pean to discuss possible approaches to achieving the call for decentralization…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Skill-based Volunteerism by Lawyers in Haiti

    Three distinguished lawyers spoke about their experiences with pro-bono work in Haiti at the latest session in the Haiti Dialog Series, run by the Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development.

  • SurTab Tablets and Mobile Phone Technology’s Impact on Development in Haiti

    SurTab Tablets and Mobile Phone Technology’s Impact on Development in Haiti

    The Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development concluded the Fall 2013 Dialogue Series with guest Maarten Boute, CEO of SurTab Haiti, the first Android tablet manufacturing company in Haiti. Boute is the former CEO of Digicel Haiti, a mobile phone network provider currently operating in 31 markets across…

  • Population and Environment Influence Infrastructure Investment in Haiti

    Population and Environment Influence Infrastructure Investment in Haiti

    The fall 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series focused on the multi-dimensional aspects of implementing Haiti’s National Strategic Development Plan after the 2010 earthquake and featured Frantz Verella, the former minister of public works, transportation and communication of the government of Haiti.

  • Prime Minister of Haiti and Liberia’s Minister of Finance Co-Host Fragile States Dialogue Series

    Prime Minister of Haiti and Liberia’s Minister of Finance Co-Host Fragile States Dialogue Series

    On Sept. 27, the Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed Laurent Lamothe, prime minister of the Republic of Haiti, Amara Konneh, minister of finance of the Republic of Liberia, and Saidu Nallo, representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone, for a…

  • Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    Identifying Capacity Building Needs for the Government of Haiti

    The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development welcomed two distinguished speakers as part of the Spring 2013 Haiti Dialogue Series to discuss government capacity building and national monitoring systems for government funded programs.

  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • Culture and national identity, a long-term investment in Haiti’s development

    Culture and national identity, a long-term investment in Haiti’s development

    The Haiti Research and Policy Program at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development continued its Spring 2013 Dialogue Series with Kimberly Green, president of the Green Family Foundation. This discussion explored the importance of and areas where small foundations are supporting Haiti’s cultural vibrancy and innovation. In the post-earthquake period, most foundations and policy…

  • Overcoming Challenges to Local Development in Haiti

    Overcoming Challenges to Local Development in Haiti

    Haiti Dialogue Series: Should funds be more effectively channeled through the Haitian government, a decentralized finance program could help streamline financing and reinforce local government planning efforts. As part of the Haiti Research and Policy Program dialogue series, Tatiana Wah was joined by Leslie Pean to discuss possible approaches to achieving the call for decentralization…