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Call for collaboration - Haitian Reconstruction Plan

Dear all,

Please find below the following announcement. We need your collaboration.

We're particularly looking for more writers and reviewers who have expertise in specific sectors highlighted in Haitian Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) document that will serve as a blueprint for national reconstruction. These include Gender and: Environment; and Gender and: Tourism and Industrial Manfacturing as it relates to Haiti and the plan to rebuild Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Please contact Sophie Touphin if you are available to provide input or review in the next day or so on draft gender analysis documents that make up our emerging Gender Shadow Report on the PDNA document.

Kindly contact me if you want to be involved! We are hoping for group and organizational endorsement too.

Sophie Toupin

Forthcoming: Gender Shadow Report on Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

In recent weeks, Haitian government officials and global stakeholders representatives have worked to draft a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to serve as a blueprint for Haiti’s reconstruction. Although the PDNA is comprised of eight themes: governance, productive sectors, social sectors, infrastructure sectors, territorial development, environment and disaster risk reduction, economic analysis and cross-cutting sector (including gender, youth, culture, social protection, etc), only one theme (cross-cutting sector) peripherally addresses gender.

Women’s full participation and leadership in all phases of the reconstruction of Haiti (as mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and other internationally recognized standards) requires that a gender perspective be integrated into ongoing discussions and planning. The majority of Haitian women are members of grassroots communities whose voices and perspectives are equally critical to integrate into all aspects of the new National Action Plan for Haiti.

Therefore, a broad coalition of women from diverse backgrounds working both on the ground in Haiti, in grassroots communities, and within the international arena has resolved to produce a Gender Shadow Report to be released prior to the Haiti Donors’ Conference to be held at United Nations Headquarters on March 31, 2010.

The Report will offer human-rights based policy guidelines to donors, international agencies and other stakeholders and promote the rights and leadership of Haitian women, who are key to rebuilding Haiti on a more sustainable, equitable and disaster-resilient foundation.

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mboneenie's picture

I am interested

Hello Sophie;

I Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie and my organisation SWEET Africa Foundation is very interested to participate in this process. Please me more information on my email.


Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)

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