APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
Leveraging current activities, World Vision will operate Cash for Work (CfW) projects at the identified 35 camp sites for the next year (ending 2011) benefiting at least 115,000 Haitians. World Vision will work closely with the communities in these camps to ensure the maximum number of people have the opportunity to participate in the short-term employment activities. Moving forward to identify longer term employment, World Vision will identify needs and knowledge gaps to ensure that proposed activities will be accepted by the community and participation of at least another 35,000 Haitians is also maximized. World Vision will also work with companies, government(s) and other potential partners to build the capacity of the local community (i.e. vocational training), and support assessments on the returns on investments in proposed regions. Lessons learned from pilots will be shared and leveraged to maximize effectiveness and efficiency, as well as support the understanding in which investments can be made in Haiti.
The program is multi-faceted, ranging from shorter-duration Cash for Work (CfW) and retail product sourcing in Haiti to the longer-duration vocational training and the watershed management program. Deliverables for CfW are straightforward and provide immediate employment. World Vision is now in negotiations for this Holiday season to determine the timing for retail product sourcing jobs. Its goal is to expand the program and create sustainable relationships with US retailers. Likewise, World Vision is in negotiations with US companies regarding vocational education linked to employment upon successful completion of the curriculum.
IMPLEMENTATION, TIMELINE, AND DELIVERABLES
September 1, 2010 - September 2011
In addition to CfW programs that began earlier in 2010, World Vision is expanding the number of beneficiaries via WASH and World Food Program projects during the remainder of 2010 and 2011.
By September 1 2011
World Vision estimates that 115,000 Haitians will have been beneficiaries of these CfW programs.
September 2011- 2013
Via the Watershed Management program, vocation training and micro-enterprise effortrs, Word Vision is targeting an incremental 35,000 beneficiaries during 2011, 2012, culminating with September 1, 2013
Current CfW activities target 115,000 Haitians and will continue in and around Port-au-Prince, Central Plateau, La Gonave and the North, Artibonite and West departments. Once pilot test opportunities to create jobs focused in the 'secondary cities,' and diversification of livelihoods has been fully evaluated, scale-up and roll-out activities will commence immediately.
The devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, affected an estimated 3 million Haitians and resulted in approximately USD 7.9 billion in damages and losses. Whilst World Vision continues to respond to the complexities the earthquake created, programming that address sustainable job creation are being developed. The fluidity of the current Haitian context, however, has made it challenging to firmly establish long term solutions. Nonetheless, World Vision is committed to identifying such solutions, establish partnerships where warranted, and provide resources which result in employment so that the children and families who survived will benefit in the immediate and distant future.
SEEKING: Financial Resources, Implementing Partners, Best Practice Information, Other
World Vision seeks potnential partners that are innovative and open to doing business differently. Potential partners should be interested in investing strategically and for the longer term. They can also contribute to the sustainability of Haitian communities.
OFFERING: Implementing Partners, Best Practice Information
One of World Vision's strengths is its reach. World Vision has been working in Haiti for over 30 years and has established relationships with local communities. Moreover, internationally, World Vision has presence in 98 countries.