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The Haitian community of Minnesota has donated a fire truck to the Cap-Haïtien Town Hall to reinforce its emergency response capability in the event of a fire in the municipality. The Municipal Council sent its warmest thanks to Mrs. Rose Gadabamassi President of the Association, Guy Andre Vice-President and Mrs. Carrie Sollages, Mrs. Mimi Pierre Johnson for this generous gift that will allow the City Council to better serve the city.
Sogebank : 371,000 Gourdes in scholarships
This week, in the presence of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities Gérald Oriol Jr. and a delegation from HaitiTec, the Sogebank Foundation has granted financial support of approximately 371,000 Gourdes to the Office of the Secretary of State in the part of a project set up with HaitiTec aimed at strengthening the skills of young people with disabilities. This sum represents the financing of studies in computer techniques of two disabled young people in HaitiTec over a period of two years. A call for applications will be launched soon to identify the two fellows.
French companies visiting
An Economic Council was held at the French Embassy in Port-au-Prince in the presence of the French Ambassador José Gomez including representatives of French companies to discuss the business climate in Haiti.
35 certified executives of Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) certified 35 senior staff at the end of their training in programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management. This capacity-building training, carried out with the technical support of UNDP and the international Setym consortium with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will enable the creation of a pool of national experts capable of implementing development projects and programs at central, regional and local level.
IDB : Evaluation of the Sustainable Irrigation Program
This week a meeting was held between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The meeting, co-chaired by Jobert C. Angrand, Minister of Agriculture and Branly Eugène, Director General of the Ministry, aimed to evaluate, among other things, the Sustainable Irrigation Program (SIP) and the report of the sectoral reform.
Taiwan : Donation of mobility aids
This week, the Embassy of Taiwan (Republic of China) in Haiti donated mobility aid equipment (200 wheelchairs, 18 walkers, 150 support canes and 50 white canes), crucial for the autonomy of beneficiaries with reduced mobility.