President Preval's January 1 Speech

Preval’s January 1st Speech, in Gonaives, Haiti can be read in english at the MINUSTAH website (other source welcome!) The economy is a major theme of the speech, of course. Mid-way through the speech Preval mentions a program that is interesting for potentially meeting dual goals – reforestation and employment. It is an imagintative approach that if truly participatory could help by creating an economic incentive to plant. Such an approach could be expanded to other products as well… read more