4 results for tag: CGI


Entering in Style!

Sasha and I made a grand entrance into today's CGI (Clinton Global Initiative) meeting, hosted at the Karibe Hotel in Port-au-Prince. As some of you may know, both the Karibe and CGI meetings in general are pretty fancy, but that didn't stop the SOIL crew from wheeling in a giant squeaky wheelbarrow full of beautiful compost! And the best part? Everyone loved it! Sasha introduced our Christmas Compost Special--we are selling 1,200 bags of compost for the holiday season--and we even sold the 5 bags that we had brought along for display. We were deeply flattered and very encouraged to see so much interest in our compost, and we were pretty tickled to ...

CGI Breakout Session "Haiti: Lessons for the Future"

The annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York took place earlier this week, featuring numerous presentations, breakout sessions, and discussions. SOIL co-founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer participated in the "Haiti: Lessons for the Future" session on Monday, September 24, contributing to an ongoing conversation about moving development in Haiti forward, focusing on the progress that has happened over the past few years, and highlighting needs still to be met. Watch video footage of the session at the CGI webpage (if you want to skip ahead and see Sasha's presentation, it starts at 1:10:06) and check out photos below. [sl...

The Daily Beast: Lamothe Tells Clinton Global Initiative Haiti 'Rising From the Ashes'

Written by Nina Strochlic for The Daily Beast on September 24, 2012 Two years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is still rebuilding. But new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has big plans for the poverty-stricken nation—as he told a star-studded Clinton Global Initiative session Monday. Nina Strochlic reports. “Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track,” said newly minted Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to a standing ovation at Monday’s Clinton Global Initiative session on Haiti’s future. “Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.” Two years after the disastrous earthquake that left thousands dead and ...

SOIL On Track to Meet Clinton Global Initiative Commitments

As one of the only organizations providing complete sanitation in Haiti - toilets and treatment - SOIL takes its commitments to increasing sanitation access very seriously. In 2011 we applied, and were accepted, to the Clinton Global Initiative's Haiti Action Network. We have used this forum to publicly state our objectives for increasing sanitation access and to support an international initiative to increase accountability for international organizations in Haiti. Today I'm proud to announce that SOIL successfully achieved their CGI commitment of providing clean and dignified sanitation to 20,000 people living in Port-au-Prince’s IDP camps and ...