Janot Mendler de Suarez: Rising Out of Despair- Haiti’s “Green Pearl” Initiative

Rising Out of Despair: Haiti’s “Green Pearl” Initiative

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Janot is passionate about her work with Haiti Red Cross. Not just to survive in a changing climate, to thrive! The community-driven “Green Pearl” initiative aspires to transform Haiti from one of the poorest, most insecure and degraded countries in the world to a flourishing mosaic of Green Pearls. At the same time charting a new path for the humanitarian sector, rooted in the power of humanity to turn vicious cycles into virtuous cycles – all through people-centered creativity and community engagement – including through games! The new bottom line? Restoring and even enhancing the productive function of healthy resilient ecosystems.

Janot Mendler de Suarez: Technical Advisor & Caribbean focal point for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Consultant to the World Bank for the Caribbean CREWS (Climate Risk Early Warning Services), and a Visiting Research Fellow at Boston University Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future

Presented at Blessed Unrest conference via online, extending across weekends in April & May of 2020

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