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UMass Boston- Haitian Leaders Announce Guiding Principles for Rebuilding Haiti as Developed at Campus Summit

More than 100 Haitian leaders gathered at UMass Boston to develop a set of principles to guide the rebuilding of Haiti, just in time for the March 31 Haiti donors' meeting at the UN.  The group, which included members of the Haitian Diaspora from across the U.S. and Canada, as well as Haitian citizens, was charged with creating a set of guidelines or principles that would address three key objectives:1) to assure that the Haitian rebuilding process is transparent and accountable; 2) to establish clear guidelines for the allocation and distribution of rebuilding funds; and 3) to ensure the participation of Haitians and the Haitian American Community in the rebuilding process. More...

3/29/10