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Cholera Epidemic, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Report on the Three Year Haiti Earthquake Commemoration

HAWG Commemoration Pics 023On the Third Commemoration of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) organized a series of congressional briefings and meetings with decision-makers in Washington DC around the theme of “Accountability for Haiti.”  Three years since Haiti experienced the most devastating natural disaster in its history, public concerns remain about relief and reconstruction policies and programs that have ignored the voices of Haitian civil society, especially the farming communities and poor urban dwellers who are now facing a looming food crisis, the hundreds of thousands living in camp cities or other precarious housing conditions, and the families of the thousands dead and hundreds of thousands sickened from a rising cholera outbreak.  Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges

As of March 31, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had obligated $293 million (45 percent) and disbursed $204 million (31 percent) of $651 million in funding for Haiti from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (the Act). The Department of State (State) submitted four of five periodic reports to Congress, as required by the Act. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti

From CEPR: http://www.cepr.net/publications/reports/breaking-open-the-black-box

April 2013, Jake Johnston and Alexander Main

The U.S. government pledged $1.15 billion for relief and reconstruction projects in Haiti. Key U.S. actors, like the State Department’s Cheryl Mills, acknowledged a “unique opportunity to ‘build back better’” and “an obligation to ensure that aid is actually effective.” Over three years have passed since Haiti’s earthquake and, despite USAID’s stated commitment to greater transparency and accountability, the question “where has the money gone?” echoes throughout the country. Read More

Events, Media

Blogs, Twitter and Media Coverage

First Row Rt to Lft: ActionAid Haiti’s Marjorie Dumornay, Let Haiti Live’s Melinda Miles, Transafrica Forum’s Nora Rasman

MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE HAITI ADVOCACY WEEK

Huffington Post

HAWG 2 Year Advocacy Week Press Release

 

BLOGS AND TWITTER POSTS ON THE HAITI ADVOCACY WEEK

ActionAid USA    

American Jewish World Service

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Church World Service

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

United Methodist General Board of Church and Society

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Events

HAWG Year Two Commemoration

Rep. Frederica Wilson, Hyppolite Pierre interpreting, speaks at the Land & Housing Briefing. Colette Lespinasse of GARR on left and Pierre DouDou of RENHASSA on right.

Byenveni! The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) welcomes you to our Haiti 2 Year Commemoration website. Here you will find more information about the HAWG, a list of our 2 year recommendations to the US government and international financial institutions, in both English and French, the schedule of 2 year commemoration events in both English and French and photos, blogs and media coverage of the events.

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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Recommendations du HAWG (Francais)

Gche a Drt: Mobilize for Haiti’s Dominique Toussaint, IJDH’s Brian Concannon, Interprete Hyppolite Pierre, Rep. Barbara Lee, Renhassa’s Pierre DouDou, Pohdh’s Antonal Mortime & LiLiLi Read’s Michelle Karshan

Recommandations du Groupe de Travail pour le Soutien en Haïti deux ans après le séisme

HAWG | Adoption de la loi sur l’évaluation des progrès à Haïti

HAWG | La Violence Sexuelle en Haiti

HAWG | Le droit foncier et le droit au logement en Haïti

HAWG | Attribution des marchés à des entreprises locales à Haïti

HAWG | Les engagements des institutions financières internationales envers Haïti Read More