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Welcome New Members -- ALSO: CONF CALL INFO for TOMORROW - WED NOON Eastern, 9 AM Pacific time & AGENDA

Hello to all new members!

We're delighted to see you here at the Poto Mitan: Rebuilding Haiti group discussion for our new initiative. I look forward to introducing myself to you in person and will share my email (below) for any questions regarding this group page or how to participate in our initiative.

Please feel free to tell us a little about yourself too - here at PulseWire - and any interests you have related to women and Haiti -- any particular focus of your advocacy or goals. It's fine to not do this too - there's no pressure here, just a real welcome.


We have regular weekly conference calls on WED NOON EASTERN TIME with updates on our activities, and we'd love to have you join us.

If you are a new member, please send me your private (non-WP -PulseWire) email, so I can add you to the Free Conference Poto call list.

The weekly the call in number is:

password 1624765#

Our calls last about an hour.


The proposed agenda for tomorrow involves three key items:

A. A short welcome to new members - v brief intro.

B. A thank you to members who participated or facilitated recent Poto outreach or media activities prior to the Intl Donor's Conf in NY - and the press conference in NY March 31.
Items: brief overview of Gender Shadow Report - work done, gaps in recommendations- possible upcoming consultation goals (Taina, AC)

VERY BRIEF discussion of proces outreach of report -Needs to clarify Poto vs. Rele report work and partners. (Tainia, AC, others)

NOTE: Report back discussions about the Report itself and collaborations with Madre, other partners will be done in a separate Report Back conf call for those engaged in the report -- this call will really keep this to a minimum...)

Steps to address clarify Poto vs. Rele: Alice, AC, others.

C. Poto Launch -- initiative and blog, and group page:

Thank you re Logo creation- to Julie Sutherland
Thank you to Jade Frank - setting up World Pulse group page for us for Donor's Conf
Thank you to Alice Backer - setting up Blog, Twitter, Facebook - and doing all that pre/during/post press conf to promote Poto
Thank you Michelle Stephensoin: doing video interviews, posting them on You Tube - at poto blog
Outreach , blog and video (Alice, Michelle)

to dos?: sending Thank you to panelists Marie St. Cyr, Edwidge Danticat, Kathy Mangones (Unifem), Nigel Fisher (Unicef), Winnie Banayima (UNDP Gender Unit) -

D: Beginning real discussion of Poto initiative: work, ideas, interest of members

1) follow up report work - advocacy (Taina, Berlotte, Leonie)
2) Media Project - Alice, Martha, Michelle
3) consultations/meetings to have with community (Leonie, Karen, Berlotte, Taina, others)
4) actions to take related to disaster preparedness - all
5) what poto participants want to work on...

6) updates on other groups, other activities

Questions this call will address:

Who's in poto at this point?
Who's working on Rele Fanm ak Fi Gender Shadow Report?
What is rel of Poto to Rele report work?

What is status of our own outreach (original list): who do we need to reach out to?

Need to put out a New statement with clarified intro of our group - send to all Haitian groups.

What steps do we want to take to establish ourselves including:

structure -
advisory council


any questions in advance, please email me at

Anne-christine (d'Adesky)
co-Moderator, Poto Mitan: Rebuilding Haiti


alicebacker's picture

Translation thank yous

I would like to add thank yous as well to new group members Stéphane Martelly and Nadine Mondestin who helped translate the Gender Shadow Report into French.


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