Our First Day in Haiti

Posted by on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:25 am

After less than a day in Haiti, it’s already clear what many of the obstacles are to establishing a successful business or series of businesses here. For one thing, the combination of heat and humidity is oppressive, even at night, especially when there is no breeze, and nowhere to retreat to that is air-conditioned. It’s […]

Initial Follow up to Sunday’s conference call on Creating a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

An immediate thank you to all those who were on the conference call on Sunday evening. The comments were pertinent, helpful, and insightful. Participants represented more than 30 groups and viewpoints (see list here), and we’ll be following up as appropriate with individuals regarding their specific interests and suggestions. Here are some key points: We have […]

Individuals and Organizations Joining the Call for a More Sustainable Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 10:53 am

For information on joining the call see Guidelines and Agenda for the Sustainable Haiti Call and Haiti – A Way Forward. The following groups and individuals have indicated an interest in collaborating or joining the conversation:

Update on Haiti – February 26, 2010

Posted by on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

On Wednesday, along with close to a thousand people, I attended the UNA-Haiti conference at the UN, and the follow-on conversation at the Turkish Mission. The stated aim of the conference was to foster partnerships to allow the re-building of Haiti “against all odds.” “Controlled chaos” is the way one person described it. For the […]

Haiti – A Way Forward

Posted by on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

The “Working Group for a Sustainable Future for Haiti,” which was convened at the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has released “Haiti – A Way Forward,” an 8-page discussion paper intended as the basis for a conference call scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST, and you are invited […]

Further Defining Our Role in Developing a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

[Reprinted from http://sustainableleadershipforum.org/?p=593] Just following what appear to be the next logical steps in terms of “convening a conversation around a sustainable future for Haiti,” it seems clear we need to define some further specifics. As other groups decide what they want to focus on, we can collaborate more effectively if we know what we […]

Toward a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

The earthquake in Haiti has been many things – including both a wakeup call for Americans, and an opportunity to demonstrate our compassion – but it has above all been a human tragedy that has revealed the weaknesses and deficiencies that were there before. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake will no doubt cause some damage no […]