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

Climate Change, Events, Food Sovereignty

A conversation with Hon.Simon Dieuseul Desras, Haitian Minister of Environment

Between January 9-13, at the invitation of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, the Honorable Simon Desras – Minister of the Environment in Haiti – Mr. Astrel Joseph, Director of Soils and Ecosystems at the Haitian Ministry of the Environment and Christin Calixte, Coordinator of the Haitian Civil Society Platform on Climate Change, came to Washington DC for a series of meetings with representatives from the U.S. Read More


Partnership in Haiti Course Opportunity

Interested in practical ways to build better partnerships? Read on!

We criticize voluntourism, white saviors, and good intentions gone bad on one hand. On the other, we decry apathy, indifference, and disengagement we see around us. Confused? We will help you chart a better course. 

I write on the behalf of Centenary College of Louisiana to invite you to Partnership. Read More

Cholera Epidemic, Climate Change, Events, Food Sovereignty, Housing

Best Practices for Hurricane Recovery

Based on years of organizational experience that many HAWG members have in disaster response and recovery, they share best practices from lessons learned on the ground. We hope that all organizations responding in Haiti will share in these practices:

1. Support local community collaborations and initiatives. Haitian community networks mobilized to relocate, shelter and protect Matthew victims. Read More


From the Embassy of Haiti on Hurricane Matthew


Dear Esteemed Friends of the Embassy of Haiti,

I hope this message finds you well during this difficult time for the Caribbean region.

As you are aware, a category 4 storm landed in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left substantial damage in many regions of the country, destroying homes, businesses and lives. Read More

Elections and Democracy, Events

Haitian Human Rights Leaders Make the Case for Electoral Verification at Washington Roundtable [Full article]


On Friday, March 4, 2016 representatives from the Organization of American States (OAS) and State Department joined two visiting Haitian human rights leaders and two U.S.-based academics in a discussion on Haiti’s current electoral crisis. Organized by the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and sponsored by Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), the discussion focused on the causes of the postponement of the electoral crisis, the selection of Provisional President Jocelerme Privert and efforts to move the electoral process forward. Read More