Haiti, a small island developing state with a population largely dependent upon agriculture, has sparse arable land for agricultural production and negligible forest cover. Haiti is particularly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change — including destructive hurricanes, droughts, coastal erosion, and rising sea levels– which jeopardize Haitians’ food security, infrastructure, and physical safety. The HAWG promotes policies that help Haitian communities mitigate and adapt to climate change, regain agricultural sovereignty, and improve environmental sustainability. We connect voices of Haitian farmers, environmental researchers, and civil society advocates to international policymakers to ensure that they play a powerful role in determining Haiti’s future.

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Climate Change, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

Rising to the challenges of hunger, environment & climate

Against a background of growing hunger, environmental damage and climate change, Haiti rises to its challenges.

Last February, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti at the invitation of the then Minister of Environment, Simon Dieseul Desras.  In  preceding weeks, HAWG members have written blogs, offered reflections and video diaries of their trip.   Read More

Climate Change, Food Crisis

Mennonite Central Committee & the Episcopal Church join HAWG’s action on hunger!

Mennonite Central Committee, the Episcopal Church and HAWG have joined forces to call for Action on Hunger in Haiti.   Join their call!

Click here for the Episcopal Church  Action Alert !

Click here for the Action Alert from the Mennonite Central Committee !

See below for the list of offices to call

Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti!! Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Report

CWS Executive Vice President shares reflections on recent visit to Haiti

Between February 22 and 26, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti to gain a better understanding of  the country’s environmental challenges, in the context of climate change.   Participants in this delegation included Jayce Hafner from the Episcopal Church, Elaine Zuckerman from Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, and Maurice Bloem from Church World Service (CWS).   Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

21 organisations humanitaires et de développement demandent une action urgente en matière d’insécurité alimentaire en Haïti

Plaidoyer pour action

Six mois après Matthew, une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle s’amorce en Haïti : il est urgent de réagir

Le 4 octobre 2016, l’ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L’oeil de l’ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand’Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d’importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest. Read More

Climate Change, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

21 Development and Humanitarian organizations call for urgent action on food insecurity in Haiti

A call for Advocacy and Action on Hunger 

Six months after Hurricane Matthew, a food and nutritional crisis is beginning in Haiti: we must react. 

On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane’s eye directly affected the Sud and Grand’Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. Read More

Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Chair of HAWG’s Climate Change Committe reflects on recent Haiti trip

The HAWG Heads to Haiti: Firsthand Perspectives on Haiti’s Environmental Needs

We sat three abreast in the back of a jeep, speeding through mountainous roads toward the southern tip of Haiti. Sitting between by my Haiti Advocacy Working Group colleagues, I could hardly believe that we were finally here, investigating the crucial sustainability issues for which the HAWG has advocated over the past several years. Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights

Rapport de HAWG sur son voyage en Haïti: Défis environnementaux et Opportunités

Entre le 22 et le 26 février 2017, quatre membres de HAWG se sont rendus en Haïti. Elaine Zuckerman de Gender Action, Joel Kupferman de l’Initiative pour la justice environnementale, Maurice Bloem du Church World Service et Jayce Hafner de l’Église épiscopale ont participé à ce voyage. Tav Hafner a servie de cameraman de la délégation. Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Report

Report back on HAWG’s trip to Haiti: environmental challenges and opportunities

Between February 22 and 26, 2017, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti.   Elaine Zuckerman of Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, Maurice Bloem of Church World Service, and Jayce Hafner of the Episcopal Church participated in this timely trip.  Tav Hafner served as the delegation’s videographer.   Read More

Climate Change, Events, Food Sovereignty

Haitian civil society perspectives on climate change and the environment

Between January 9 and 13, Christin Calixte, Coordinator of the Haitian Civil Society Platform on Climate Change, came to Washington DC as part of a high level Haitian delegation which included the Minister of Environment. The delegation aimed to raise awareness of the effects of climate change, environmental degradation, the impact on food security and the urgent need for climate finance. Read More