Studies on Environment, Agriculture & Patrimony
Environmental preservation is a universal problem now acutely felt in Haiti. The Environment and Patrimony Laboratory’s mission is to study the structural causes responsible for the environmental crisis in Haiti. The laboratory looks to comprehend the modes of appropriation and organization of urban and rural space in Haiti, the contemporary relations between the social crisis and the acceleration of environmental degradation, the frameworks for managing biodiversity and environmental protection, the transformations in cultural practices in the rural environment, the evaluation of public policies, and external interventions in the area of environmental preservation. These studies are intended to support practical interventions, especially in the domains of alternative energy sources and forms of sustainable development, the management and prevention of natural disasters, education and the transformation of sociocultural behaviors.
After Hurricane Matthew
After Hurricane Matthew
After Hurricane Matthew (summary)
The objectives of this mixed methods study, which included surveys, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, ethnographic observation and mapping, were to determine the impact of the disaster on affected communities, assess their perceived needs, and identify and map local resources and assets that are critical for an equitable recovery and reconstruction.
Après l'ouragan Matthew
Après l'ouragan Matthew (sommaire)
L’objectif cardinal de l’étude a été d’identifier les ressources et les capacités locales sur lesquelles les communautés touchées en coordination avec les collectivités et le gouvernement central peuvent capitaliser en vue de leur recouvrement équitable.
Jalouzi/Mon Lopital Human Rights-Based Approach to Environmental Issues (2012)
Funded by the Ministry of Environment
This study takes a human rights-based approach to addressing environmental issues faced by the informal settlement community of Jalouzi. The project entailed a community-based mapping and survey process to gather information about residents and their living conditions. The overarching goal of the study is to empower Jalouzi residents to improve their standard of living by transforming their community into an environmentally sustainable ad socially viable one.