HII Board sits down with USAID
Last Friday, two Haiti Innovation Board members sat down with Mr. Adolfo Franco, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean along with Beth Cypser, Director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs, and Jerry Barth, Senion Advisor on Haiti at USAID to share our vision of sustainable development in Haiti.
The meeting, which we planned for only fifteen minutes so as not to take much of the Administrator’s time, quickly sped by and lasted nearly an hour. We were extremely pleased by this and the fact that the meeting led to numerous positive referrals and suggestions to further help the Haitian people. One such revelation occurred when we learned that Ambassador Brian Dean Curran, one of our strongest supporters, was a long time friend of the Administrator’s and only reinforced the notion that the world of development really was small.
Our thanks go to USAID for taking the time to meet with us and their encouragement of our work.