Haiti update 2019

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 16 March 2020
Report in group Haiti

Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness activities in 2019

In February, AGERCA held a conference on earthquake and tsunami risks and organized a training on business continuity. 

For the hurricane season (June-November), they conducted an awareness campaign to encourage member companies to protect their assets and workforce. They also convened 7 workshops between May and August on disaster risk reduction for their members. In September they hosted a 3-day training for an organization of the civil society, aiming to strengthen their preparedness by elaborating on existing evacuation plans and hosting drills to test them.   

AGERCA also continued to host a contest for about 20 schools in Port-au-Prince where the students propose DRR projects for their communities. 

Disaster Response and Recovery in 2019

In October, the network collected donations (drinks and food items) from members and dispatched them to La Gonâve Island that had no access to the capital to stock up on basic supplies due to ongoing political unrest.