Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Summary Resilience Assessment for Port-au-Prince*

Port-au-Prince is a particularly vulnerable city, located in the path of frequent hurricanes, with common tropical storms, an active rainy season and a high population density with limited access to drinking water, sanitation services, sewage and health facilities. In addition it is near the edge of the Caribbean plate, on the Gonâve microplate right above the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden fault zone.

Sample Christmas Products from Guatemala for Market of Hope

Arbolito Navideño con QuitaPenas Guatemaltecos

As we get ready to launch the Market of Hope on-line store in time for Christmas, we've been curating, evaluating and selecting products to offer from our visits with Peace Boat to Guatemala, Haiti and Panamá, as well as our visits to Japan and the Dominican Republic.

Here is a first look at some of the products from Guatemala, commercialized by Sara Payola and her husband Pablo Coxaj Morales at the general market in Antigua.

If you can not wait for our marketplace to open next week or prefer to contact them and buy directly from them, here is their contact information:

Japanese Strength and Resilience: Mrs. Hideko Oikawa re-opens factory and employs disaster survivors

On Sunday July 10, a field team of Women Help Women and Relief 2.0 paid a visit to an amazing an inspiring woman, a testimony of the resilient and unbreakable spirit of the Japanese women and the Tohoku survivors. This is the story told by Ann Sado.

Oikawa Denim Y.K. is a truly amazing company with Mrs. Hideko Oikawa as the visionary, entrepreneurial CEO, having an indomitable spirit in times of hardship and crisis as the Tsunami-Earthquake that hit this mountainous coastal region of Motoyoshi-cho, about 1 hour south of Kesennuma city itself.

Third Relief 2.0 Mission to Miyagi with the support of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Our third mission to Ishinomaki and Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26 takes place in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Guidelines for Interaction with Local Stakeholders and Delivery of Donations

Relief 2.0 meeting with Ishinomali senior local business people

A quick collection of guidelines and suggestions for our interaction with local stakeholders in field missions, disaster recovery initiatives and social actions at a local level. From our dialogues, assessments and engagement of locals to the use of donations, funds and resources.

Early Relief 2.0 Enterprise in Japanese Culture: Barefoot Gen in Hiroshima

Relief 2.0 Enterprise by Barefoot Gen!

The first time I presented in Japan the Relief 2.0 Enterprise strategy for disaster recovery with dignity, inclusion and generation of wealth through business recovery and entrepreneurship promotion under the 4 steps approach of "Never Help: Enable, Engage, Empower and Connect", I knew I was home. Prof.

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