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Aid Haiti Can Believe In: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Foreign Assistance
Date Wednesday April 15
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
2105 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorBrian Concannon
EmailBrian [at] ijdh.org
Aid Haiti Can Believe In: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Foreign Assistance


A Panel Discussion Following the Haiti Donor Conference

Co-Hosted by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) & Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Who:

Paul Farmer, Founding Director, Partners In Health

Donna Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners In Health

Margaret Satterthwaite, Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law

Monika Kalra Varma, Director, Center for Human Rights, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights

Brian Concannon Jr., Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Where: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

RSVP: lclnyuihrc [at] gmail.com

The eruption of the international food crisis, a series of damaging hurricanes, and the impact of the current global financial crisis have aggravated conditions in Haiti, leaving the people of Haiti more vulnerable than ever. Donor states and the international financial institutions will convene in Washington on April 14th to renew their partnership with the Government of Haiti and to pledge financial support. Join representatives from leading human rights and non-profit organizations at a public panel to discuss international assistance to Haiti.


Technorati Tags: Haiti Donor conference,Haiti human rights,Haiti development
The groups—Partners In Health, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), and Zanmi Lasante—will demonstrate that future international assistance must be empowering the Haitian government to provide basic government services to its citizens—a goal expressed at the 2004 donor conference that has yet to be realized.

The panelists will focus on the need for engagement and accountability mechanisms to better plan, implement and track internationally-funded projects in Haiti. The panelists will present lessons learned from past donor conferences and field experience, and recommendations about how to make future assistance to Haiti more effective and sustainable.

For more information about these organizations, please see their websites: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice http://www.chrgj.org, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti http://www.ijdh.org, Partners In Health http://www.pih.org, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights http://www.rfkcenter.org, Zanmi Lasante http://www.pih.org/where/Haiti/Haiti.html.


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