Women’s history month is an important opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of women – past, present, and future – to strengthen communities, build opportunities, and improve our world.
The current foreign aid and development approach to architecture and construction has been plagued by what we may call ‘short-termism’ – a common mantra of build cheap, build quick, and repeat.
Growing up on a farm in Haiti, I saw my father working very hard but having a difficult time making a good living. I eventually realized that he was working without any technical support, and I decided to study agronomy so that I could provide that support to other farmers.Read More about Transforming Agroforestry in Haiti
On Earth Day, we are reminded of the saying by Confucius: “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.” At PRODEV: Progress and Development, we are planning for the future by educating Haiti’s children and by planting trees.Read More about Planning for One Hundred Years: Planting Trees and Educating Children in Haiti
Haiti is over 95% deforested, largely due to the population’s reliance on charcoal as the primary cooking fuel. Finding a sustainable alternative cooking fuel that is accessible and affordable for residential and commercial use is a top priority not only in the effort to slow the deforestation...Read More about Sustainable Ecological Business Development in Haiti
Creating a community of conscious consumerism is at the heart of everything I do, I believe it offers necessary solutions and I have witnessed the impact of this first hand in Haiti. I will be forever grateful to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation for introducing me to this vibrant country and offering such important leadership in this space.Read More about Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts