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Weekly Call Minutes - 4/21/10



Present: AC d'A, Ella T, Janet F, Suzanne , Marie G, Leonie H, Taina B, Alice B, Régine R, JoAnn J

Moderator: AC


Need to systematize outreach to following priority list of groups:

* Haitian women's groups
* Women leaders who may not necessarily be part of women's groups
* Government of Haiti
* Men and women in health sector
* Haitian women business leaders

How to/steps (in that order):

* Form outreach subgroup. Volunteers are:
* Marie G - Subcommittee point person
* Janet F
* Leonie H (of Lambi Fund)
* Alice B
* AC (health outreach and outreach to men)
* do mapping with help from orgs who already have lists
* lambi fund for women
* global fund
* Marie's email list
* Huairou
* Foundations/funders of women's groups in Haiti

* Leonie, AC and Taina will be in Haiti next week and will meet in person with some women leaders and possibly share Shadow Report recommendations in French

* Strategize extensively about how to approach each group in committee and in wider group.

* It's important for us to recognize that groups don't necessarily work together b/c they are women's groups.

* There are subnetworks according to politics/party/ideological affiliation.
* Reach out to funders of women's groups as an introduction to them

* Subdivide in sectors such as health
* Political outreach to women's groups in the US will be next priority after outreach to the priority list above.

AC TRIP to Haiti

* meeting with Nadine Mondestin
* Leslie Voltaire
* Unifem, Kathy Mangones - intv to find out about UNifem's contacts on the ground to see who are the key reps to UN system - early steps towards a women's summit maybe


* AC and Taina may not be on but AC will set up the call
* Alice and Janet will coordinate call

* We will have a report back from Alice about media - that could be the focus of the call

* Martha will report back on meeting in San Fran
* Outreach and pre-planning for NY meeting


* Micro-credit relief effort focuses on women
* in terms of diaspora, Lambi has many regional groupings: NY, DC, Miami
* potential future diaspora federation
* AC thinks maybe they will be key guiders on Potofanm outreach to diaspora

* Lambi newsletter will be ready shortly

Respectfully submitted,
Alice Backer



jaffej's picture


Just to correct the record--I was on the call, too.


alicebacker's picture

Very Sorry JoAnn, Will

Very Sorry JoAnn,
Will correct ASAP in message body and in Word.

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