Haiti, One Year On: Realizing Country Ownership in Haiti
A discussion with leading development experts on how the US is promoting country ownership and building more effective institutions in Haiti.
Oxfam America hosted a policy discussion to examine aid effectiveness in Haiti within the context of country ownership. As the international community continues to support the rebuilding efforts in Haiti, it should be noted that success in Haiti will ultimately be determined by how well Haitians, and the Haitian government in particular, are able to address long-term challenges.
The distinguished panelists discussed the reality of the situation in Haiti, examined lessons learned from the past year, and explored how to improve country ownership as we move forward towards a stable and productive Haiti. The discussion specifically focused on how US foreign aid to Haiti is being delivered while identifying ways of strengthening the efficacy of future US assistance.
- Cokie Roberts, Save the Children’s Member of the Board of Trustees. Opening Remarks.
- Congressman Albio Sires, 13th Congressional District of New Jersey, Keynote Speaker.
- Thomas C. Adams, Special Coordinator to Haiti, State Department, Discussant.
- Russell Porter, Director, USAID Haiti Task Team, Discussant.
- Robert Maguire, Chair, Haiti Working Group, U.S. Institute of Peace, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University, Discussant.
- Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America, Discussant.
- Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Deputy Chief of Party - Technical Director SDSH/ Management Sciences for Health, Discussant
- Angela Bruce Raeburn, Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Response, Oxfam America, Moderator.