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...)
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...)
The main goal of Relief 2.0 Enterprise is to promote sustainable disaster recovery with dignity, inclusion and generation of wealth and opportunities. Our Relief 2.0 Marketplace is an important part of this strategy and one of the many paths to achieve this goal. But just as important as having a global venue or marketplace to trade the goods and services created and offered by disaster survivors and local stakeholders is to have a local organization as a partner to coordinate, support, connect and engage the locals and facilitate their smooth participation in the processes involved, overseeing quality, order fulfillment and documenting the goods and their details and variations (size, color, proper images, etc.).
For the first stage we think we have found an ideal organization to fulfill this role in Haiti: Men Nou ("our hands" in creole), a local art and handicrafts store that offers the works of a significant amount of Haitian artists and shares the profits in an equitable, transparent and participative matter.
We plan to visit Men Nou again this Friday and explore their potential role in Relief 2.0 marketplace as local partners in Port-au-Prince.
Men Nou is managed by Ira Lowenthal and located at 30, rue Goulard (Place Boyer), Petion-Ville, Haiti. If you are interested in contacting them directly, write to email@example.com or call +(509)-3490-3367.
Below are links to several albums with pictures of their products, which we expect to incorporate in our Relief 2.0 Marketpkace.