Donation from Japan of $3.6M to purchase rice
Friday, Nov. 29, an Agreement of the Food Assistance Project (KR) 2019 was signed between the Haitian State represented by Bocchit Edmond, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of Japan represented by Mizuno Mitsuaki, accredited Ambassador in Haiti.
The Government of Japan will make available to the government of Haiti a total of 400 million yen, or approximately $3.6 million, to purchase rice, which will be sold at preferential prices by the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programs (BMPAD). The move was made to stabilize the local market and enhance food security. The funds generated by the sale of this rice will be used to finance bilateral cooperation projects. Continue reading
Schools have reopened their doors
Several schools have reopened after 11 weeks of school closures due to sociopolitical instability in Port-au-Prince. However, few students were seen in the streets with many parents still fearing sending their children to school because of the uncertain calm and announcements of a resumption of demonstrations by the opposition on Thursday. Continue reading
Haiti represented at the Madrid Conference COP25
Under the leadership of the Ministry of the Environment, a Haitian delegation composed of 15 representatives of sectorial ministries, civil society and technical and financial partners are participating in the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) on Climate Change taking place in Madrid, Spain from Dec. 2 to 13, 2019.
The international conference, which was initially planned in Chile was relocated to Madrid due to an unstable political situation in Chile. Organized by the United Nations, it brings together the signatory countries of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Continue reading
Center for Law and Social Justice to host community conversation on Census 2020
The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, invites guests to join a candid informative conversation with the Center for Law and Social Justice, activists and other community stakeholders about how Census 2020 will impact Afro-Caribbeans and other Black New Yorkers. Impacted areas include Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Housing & Employment Opportunities. The event is set to take place on Dec. 5 at the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium, Medgar Evers College, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m..