Haiti Advocacy Working Group Assesses Progress Five Years After Earthquake

March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, March 3. 2015 — On March 4 and 5, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, a working group of international development, faith-based, human rights, and social justice organizations advocating on issues related to U.S.-Haiti policy will examine issues related to humanitarian aid accountability and continued problems of inequality, five years after the 2010 earthquake.


“HAITI FOR WHOM: Aid Accountability and Inequality Five Years Later”


Wednesday, March 4 at Cannon HOB 421

9 AM – 10:30 AM                    Aid Accountability in Haiti

11 AM – 12:30 PM                  Food Insecurity, Climate, and Hunger in Haiti

12:30 PM – 2 PM                    Looking Back / Looking Forward

6 PM – 8 PM                           A social event, “Haiti Night” @ Busboys and Poets (), a community gathering place located at 5th & K Streets.

Friday, March 6 at Rayburn HOB 2168, Gold Room

9 AM -10:30 AM                      Democracy and the Political Situation in Haiti

11 AM – 12:30 PM                  Economic Growth: Jobs or Sustainable Livelihoods?

1 PM – 2:30 PM                      Cholera Roundtable


Among those attending and available for interviews: Rony Janvier, CWS in Haiti; Cher Frere from the Christian Center for Integrated Development, or SKDE; and Prospery Raymond from Christian Aid in Haiti.

Media Contacts:

Jasmine Huggins, CWS, 202 390-9853, jhuggins@cwsglobal.org

Angela Rupchock-Schafer, CWS, (574) 261-6252, arschafer@cwsglobal.org