Haiti – 2 years on…

You are invited to attend a panel evening event organised by the Haiti Advocacy Platform for Ireland and the UK (HAPI-UK) (of which CAFOD is a member) on 11 January 2012 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Committee Room 4A, Houses of Parliament, London. 

The event will feature Rosie Cooper MP, John McAslan (John McAslan & Partners) and others (to be announced) to discuss reconstruction in Haiti over the two years since the earthquake and how the UK can support future development and recovery in Haiti.

John McAslan & Partners, an architectural and design firm, was appointed by Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien to rebuild and restore the historic Haitian “Iron Market” in time for the first anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake.

Since then, John McAslan has been involved in other housing projects in Haiti. John McAslan was part of a UK business delegation that visited, alongside UK parliamentarians, the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the end of November.

Rosie Cooper MP is a Member of Parliament for West Lancashire. She is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Dominican Republic. Ms Cooper was a member of a UK parliamentarian delegation that visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the end of November 2011. During her trip, she met with Haitian government officials, Haitian civil society organisations and UK-NGOs working in Haiti.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP: Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez Lizzette@progressio.org.uk by Monday 6th January 2012.    Only 70 places are available so book early.

Please ask Lizzette to send you a copy of the e-invite so you can enter Parliament. You will need to allow 30 minutes to clear security.

 

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