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Earth Institute Research Projects

Haiti Regeneration Initiative / Cote Sud Initiative

Lead PI: Mr. Marc A. Levy , Professor Richard A. Plunz , Dr. Vijay Modi

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

January 2011 - October 2012
Inactive
Central America ; Caribbean ; Haiti
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Haiti Regeneration Initiative (HRI)/Cote Sud Initiative (CSI) is a joint project of the Earth Institute, the UN Environment Programme, and various government agencies, NGOs and other partners in Haiti. This project includes research, analysis and advising work and focuses on the relevant and critical need for enhanced science-based, regional and national scale database and monitoring systems. The Earth Institute harnesses the power of its research and data to inform and create planning, policy and programming decision support tools within the Haitian knowledge networks, university research communities and Government agencies. CRED provides insights on environmental risk perception, awareness and behavior and is contributing to the development of early warning systems, as well as a wider communication strategy for the program.

OUTCOMES: One main outcome of this project was an 1170 household survey and report that provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in Haiti. CRED’s contribution to this report consisted of an analysis of environmental risk perceptions.

SPONSOR:

UNEP/Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,325,521

RESEARCH TEAM:

Sabine Marx

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Millenium Villages Project, Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environmental Program, Sustainable Engineering Lab, Urban Design Lab (UDL), Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

WEBSITE:

http://www.haitiregeneration.org/

KEYWORDS

poverty sustainable development ecosystems health and monitoring food energy ecosystem services natural hazards hazards nutrition risk perception early warning systems ecology global health

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate