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As part of the global launch of Markets of Hope, the organization Relief 2.0 will host a conference about efficient response and sustainable recovery disaster on Tuesday August 21 at 7:30 pm at Casa de Teatro, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, followed by a photographic exhibition which will run until Friday 31 August.
The photo exhibition
The photographic exhibition "Road to the Future Japan: March 2011 - March 2012" documents the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan in March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. The visual tour includes a series of photos of before and after and hopeful images of triumph of human will and social solidarity on the unpredictable nature of the attacks. The exhibition was opened in the Grameen Creative Lab at Kyushu University in Japan in the presence of the Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus. It was presented in Boston, Mexico, Singapore, Fukuoka and Tokyo, and will continue to Haiti, Switzerland and Italy.
To kick off the exhibition, a lecture will be given on Relief 2.0’s efficiently traverse model of traveling around the last mile in disaster response with independent units of local actors supported by social networks and mobile technologies and also by the Markets of Hope initiative of inclusive and sustainable recovery.
About 2.0 Relief and Markets of Hope
Relief 2.0 is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the United States born from experience in the field of multidisciplinary teams in Haiti and Japan. These experiences have been articulated as a replicable model for Stanford University and the National University of Singapore that seeks to reduce the displacement of local capacity and the exclusion of local actors in disaster response and recovery through the philosophy of " NEVER HELP: engage, enable, empower and connect. " Markets of Hope is a global market for products and services from disaster areas and disadvantaged areas to promote recovery and sustainable human development with inclusion, dignity and income generation and opportunities.
The lecture will be given by Carlos Miranda Levy, founder of Relief 2.0, recognized as one of the 20 Latin American Leaders Internet by CNN, one of Six Emerging Leaders Academy for Entrepreneurship and NMC Consortium at MIT, Reuters Fellow at Stanford University, Google Scholarship Winner for the Developing World, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the National University of Singapore and TEDGlobal Fellow Gates Foundation. Carlos has been a UN consultant on public policy for the development of technology and speaker in over 15 countries in America, Europe and Asia, including TEDxTokyo conferences, and TEDxUChicago TEDxSilkRoad and presentations at the National University of Singapore, University of Kyushu in Japan, Stanford, MIT and the University of Chicago in USA and Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.