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Zanmi Foto in bubbles

After years of planning, we begin to bring Zanmi Foto into practice. Our CFFL student partners (the bright green bubble) will be at the center of a community development project that uses photography and discussions around photographs as a way of building resilience and building a development narrative (‘soft data’). The photographs and discussions will… more →

Haiti Prime Minister promises “free, fair and honest” elections in 2014

{Political News} During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Lamothe reiterated the commitment of his team and President Michel Martelly to democracy and the rule of law, of which regularly organized free, fair and honest elections remain an inescapable corollary. Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/category/news/haiti_news#ixzz30Eu614O3 S. Dixon Myers dmyers Coordinator of Outreach University of the South 735 University… more →

Partners In Coffee

Want to understand better what Zanmi Kafe is? Deb McGrath wrote a great article for College Planning & Management’s (CPM) magazine, outlining the project in a very understandable way. The article was featured in CPM’s “Trends in Green: Sustainable Innovations on Campus” section. Partners in Coffee – Sewanee – CP&M – January 2014 CPM is… more →

Housing in Haiti

  A Haiti Institute in Sewanee team drove by this housing development in February. Questions persist as to why, over two years after the construction project began, the site remains unoccupied. Some sources (Haiti Grassroots Watch) say the project cost over $44 million to construct, and that it is one more instance of a foreign… more →

USAID Takes Step Toward Greater Transparency, Reveals Low Levels of Local Procurement | Relief and Reconstruction Watch

article : USAID Takes Step Toward Greater Transparency, Reveals Low Levels of Local Procurement | Relief and Reconstruction Watch In a positive step towards greater transparency of U.S. aid programs in Haiti and worldwide USAID has released new data on its use of local country systems. However, the content of the data itself also raises questions… more →