Haiti Observatory News
Evaluation of the Haiti Observatory
Groupe URD’s Haiti Observatory project will be evaluated at the end of February. This evaluation will allow us to get some feedback on our activities over the last three years and learn lessons about running the Observatory.
Evaluation of violence reduction programmes by the MINUSTAH CVR Section
Humanitarian waste: the importance of being exemplary
At the instigation of the Humanitarian Environment Network, Groupe URD’s Haiti Observatory carried out a study, in partnership with CEFREPADE, on NGO waste prevention and management practices in Haiti. Aid organisations produce waste which can be harmful for the environment if it is not managed appropriately (used motor oil, electronic goods, medical waste, etc.), which is often the case in countries where operations take place. This article presents the main findings of the study.
Feminist struggles in Haiti: historical landmarks and current consequences of the international presence
The importance of the Haitian feminist movement is not well known. It has contributed to transforming the patriarchal ideas, laws and practices that existed in Haiti. But the humanitarian presence has radically transformed the country’s political and economic landscape and has had consequences in terms of representation and perceptions, which have sometimes undermined its feminist movement.
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.