Monday, March 29, 2010

HAITI: Civil Society Wants Bigger Role in Reconstruction

HAITI: Civil Society Wants Bigger Role in Reconstruction, IRIN, March 28, 2010 Haitian government appeals for an estimated US$11.5 billion in recovery and development funding at a UN donor conference on 31 March, NGOs – through which 65 percent of current donor contributions are channeled - are looking for a more coherent role in rebuilding the country. Ahead of the conference, a host of major civil society groups gathered at New York University on 25 March in a consultative meeting hosted by former US President Bill Clinton, who is the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, and with the European Union and InterAction, a coalition of US-based international NGOs. More...

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