As we reach the third anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince and its people, we look back on the many lessons learned and forward to the bright future of hope the Haitian people are building for themselves through collaboration, innovation, self-empowerment, community engagement and generation of opportunities.
For the past 3 years, Haïti has been a hub of innovation, with an active stream of social and technology experiments undertaken by both local and international organizations working together to improve the quality of life, access to opportunities and value generation of the Haitian people.
Such are the issues we are going to be discussing on the Relief 2.0 Sustainable Recovery Panel to be held this saturday January 12, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm at the Ecole Supériore d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH). A select group of key stakeholders will deliver short presentations and discuss among themselves and the audience on the challenges, opportunities, successes and failures so that we can have a better understanding, realign and improve the focus of initiatives in the areas of social entrepreneurship, innovation, education, community engagement and empowerment, infrastructure and technology.
The panel is organized by Relief 2.0 and hosted by the Ecole Supériore d'Infotronique d'Haïti in collaboration with Stanford University Peace Innovation Lab.
- Marcin Jakubowski, 2011 TED fellow, founder of Open Source Ecology.
- John Engle, co-Director of Haiti Partners.
- Haiti Partners - HaitiPartners.org/
- Darren Gill, Architecture for Humanity.
- Architecture for Humanity / Bati Byen - architectureforhumanity.org/programs/haiti-rebuilding-center
- Hans Tippenhauer, founder of Fondation Espoir and Mwen Konté network.
- Mwen Konté - http://www.mwenkonte.net
- Patrick Attié, entrepreneur and technology education advocate, co-founder of Ecole Supériore d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH).
- Ecole Supériore d'Infotronique d'Haïti - http://www.esih.edu
- Elisee Abraham, Design of solar-powered pumps to access water from a spring on mountain communities.
- Danel Georges, Association des Volontaires MUCI AVM.
- AVM - http://muci.asso.ht/
- Audrey L Jones, Mwen Renmen Ayiti, a project that engages participants in art, education, athletics, innovation, health awareness and job development, to positively affect life quality in Haiti.
- Mwen Renmen Ayti - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mwen-Renmen-Ayiti-Cultural-Exploration
- Sara Wolf, education and protection coordinator at AMURT Haïti.
- AMURT Haiti - AMURThaiti.org
- Margarita Quihuis (remotely), Director of Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University.
- Peace Innovation Lab - PeaceInnovation.stanford.edu/
- Marcelo Ferder, Argentinean artist who will create a wall of remembrance with recycled materials at ESIH. This wall will be matched by a solidarity wall in Uganda (Kampala) built by internationally renowned artist and TED 2012 award winner Ruganzu Bruno.
- To be Determined representative of VivaRio, social and cultural community engagement organization working in Bel Air.
- Carlos Miranda Levy, Social Entrepreneur and Information and Communication Technologies innovator. One of six emerging leaders NMC Consortium (MIT, 2011), National University of Singapore Social Entrepreneur in Residence, 2005 Stanford/Google Fellow, one of 20 most influential latinos on the Internet (CNN, 2000). Founder of CIVILA, Educar, Bibliotecas Virtuales, Relief 2.0 and Markets of Hope (1996 - 2013).
Photo Exhibit and Short Film Screening
In addition, we will present a photo exhibit on disaster recovery in Japan and Haïti and there will be a screening of 2 short 12 min. films created by One Race Global Film Foundation founded by actor Vin Diesel and his father Irving Vincent.
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to join us and join the discussions. Since space is limited we kindly request that you rsvp either via Facebook or Eventbrite.
Punctuality is expected to make sure we make productive use of the time and have enough time to reach beneficial goals. And in particular as we are coordinating remote participants from overseas.
Remote and Active Participation on the Panel
Those interested on having specific topics covered or who would like to send questions to the panels in advance can do so by sending them to us via:
- e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter message to @relief20
- Posting on our Facebook group facebook.com/groups/relief20 or page facebook.com/relief20.
- Contact form.
We will be updating the discussions live on Twitter from @Relief20 and with the hashtag #relief20, monitoring for questions and comments by remote followers and the global audience.
You can watch the event remotely (live stream) on our website.
Contact us if you have questions, suggestions, ideas or requests.