Member news: Oxfam to host 2-year Haiti Anniversary Event

InterAction member Oxfam America will host a panel discussion on progress in Haiti on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.  

Two years since the devastating earthquake, Haiti’s government has still not implemented comprehensive plans to address key issues of shelter; sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and secure livelihoods. At the same time, donors have delivered only half of the promised reconstruction funds, missing UN humanitarian appeals. 

A panel will reflect on the current state of the reconstruction, focusing on the role of assistance in strengthening the capacity of the Haitian state. Panelists will include:

  • Tom Adams, Secretary Clinton’s Special Coordinator for Haiti
  • Ambassador Liliana Ayalde, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator to LAC for USAID
  • Ambassador Byron Blake, Office of the CARICOM, Special Representative to Haiti
  • Dr. Robert Fatton, Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
  • Arielle Jean Baptiste, President of Haitian Diaspora Working in Haiti
  • Ambassador Stanley Lucas, Embassy of Haiti to the United States of America

The event will take place from 12-2 p.m. and lunch is provided. RSVP required by Friday at noon. To RSVP, please contact Gilda Charles.