Haiti Observatory News
On the 12th of January 2010, the earth shook in Haiti: review of 5 years of learning support since the earthquake
After the muffled sound (goudou goudou) of the earthquake and the plumes of dust where buildings collapsed came the pain and suffering, then the mourning, the struggle for survival and the attempt to return to a certain kind of normality.
Study on the management of waste generated by humanitarian organisations
As from November, the Observatory will be conducting a study on the management of waste generated by humanitarian activities.
Three evaluations recently carried out by the Haiti Observatory
The Observatory carried out three evaluations during September and October: the final evaluation of the Joint Programme by the German Red Cross and the Austrian Red Cross ; the second part of the iterative evaluation of Solidarités’ programme in Christ-Roi (a neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince); and the final evaluation of a project to renovate Arche Haïti’s Foyer Sainte Bernadette.
Solid and household waste management, a new area of employment in Port-au-Prince
The re-use and transformation of waste are sectors which have evolved a great deal in recent years in Haiti, due to continually increasing international demand for recyclable solid waste, the need for sanitation, the development of salvaged plastic, processing and recycling, and also due to the fact that these sectors provide significant opportunities for income generation for the most economically vulnerable people: single women, street children, young unemployed people, etc.
Urban jobs in Haïti: making professional training more relevant to development
In the context of the reconstruction of Port-au-Prince following the earthquake of 2010, questions of strategy, and of establishing vocational streams which include risk reduction, are often raised during inter-agency debates. In order to shed light on these discussions, the Observatory of humanitarian and reconstruction aid in Haiti explored the different factors of this essential issue with regard to the future of the country and building resilience. This study provides stakeholders from the employment and professional training sectors with a review of the current state of professional activities, and the types of training courses available in relation to the job market in urban areas.