Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Portraits of Artisans Exhibition

There are many artisans in Haiti and within the Dominican Republic. In some of the villages near the border, in Dajabon, Jimani and Barahona, I've met many people living in poverty. Initially, I was confused why people at the borders were having a harder time than the rest of the country. In Tijuana, the border between Mexico and the US, there are a lot of opportunities, and the people there are doing much better than the other parts of the country. Similarly, Johor Barhu, the town in Malaysia on the border with Singapore often gets a big boom in terms of visitors and businesses.

Disaster Response and Relief Ideas and Topics for the Hack4Good Hackathon

On February 8, alongside with the Race for Resilience happening in Tokyo, the Relief 2.0 team held a Hack4Good and Disaster Night activity. Doing in a creative way to work on new ideas that haven’t been thought before, describing scenarios and discussing the main keys to address the problem.

We created profiles of extreme cases that could go on a disaster and started developing them.

  • Ballet teacher trapped in the academy with the custody of students.

Problem:

-  Temporal custody of the children left with her.

Disaster Response and Relief Ideas and Topics for the Race for Resilience Hackathon

On January 10, 2014, the fourth anniversary of the Haitian 2010 earthquake, the Relief 2.0 team held an international "ideathon" and digital hangout with Civil Innovation Lab partners and friends from around the world to discuss key issues to address and work as part of our participation in the Race for Resilience hackathon organized in Tokyo on Febrary.

Key participants in the discussion included:

Empowering Artisans Photo and Crafts Exhibit

In the towns of Dajabón and Jimaní, Haitians and Dominicans live together. These are border towns and although there is a lot of trade passing through the border, these towns are among the poorest towns in the world.

Hope For Initiative 2013

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Hopefor Initiative is an annual convention where the disaster relief teams of Military, Governments and Non-Governmental organizations come together to share experiences, challenges and exchange knowledge in open discussion. Among the speakers are Advisors of the UN Assembly, Chief Policy Development and Studies of UN OCHA, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, President of the Dominican Republic and various other Disaster Relief Experts.

Typhoon Haiyan

Our friends from Fuel Relief Fund is announcing a response to Tacloban, capitol city of the Philippine province Leyte. Fuel Relief Fund will be providing gas and diesel to aid individuals, other non-profit organizations, clinics, medical groups, etc. for use in generators and vehicles. (http://fuelrelieffund.org/)

Summary Resilience Assessment for Port-au-Prince*

Port-au-Prince is a particularly vulnerable city, located in the path of frequent hurricanes, with common tropical storms, an active rainy season and a high population density with limited access to drinking water, sanitation services, sewage and health facilities. In addition it is near the edge of the Caribbean plate, on the Gonâve microplate right above the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault zone.

Building a Draft Sustainable Development Strategy for Jimaní

Jimaní is a 12,000 people city by the Dominican Republic - Haiti border. Active human and goods transportation traffic goes through it daily and a significant part of its economy is linked to the bi-national market that operates twice a week when the border is fully opened and there is free crossing among the countries, mostly used for trade.

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