The role of higher education in rebuilding Haiti
The Haiti LEAP (Local Earthquake Action Partnership) is an Haitian-led initiative to support Haitian community-based organisations and social entrepreneurs to take the lead in rebuilding their own country.
Haiti Leap asks alumni students and colleagues at University of Westminster to consider making a donation, conducting fundraising events or host a discussion panel on Haiti.
You are invited to an evening of Haitian music and conversation on the theme of ‘Rebuilding Haiti from the Bottom Up’ on 26 February hosted by the University of Westminster, MA International Community Development students.
Several interesting opportunities are emerging for skilled volunteers to help Haitian government agencies and non-profi t organisations with strategic planning for redevelopment at a national level. Such projects may appeal to University of Westminster students with social enterprise or development interests. Our team in Haiti can make those introductions.
The keynote speech will be delivered by video conference by Professor Norman Girvan, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of West Indies (UWI), Graduate Institute of International Relations at the UWI of St Augustine and Former Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, to former Jamaican Prime Minister, PJ Patterson.
- Download: Rebuilding Haiti from the bottom up: Fundraising event
- Download: Haiti Leap instructions to make a donation in PDF