Working Group Formed on Haitian Reconstruction and Disabilities

February 1, 2010

The following is an invitation to participate in a GPDD Working Group focused on the Reconstruction of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, which was hit by a devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake last Tuesday.

We would like to foster ideas exchange and action coordination to ensure that reconstructions efforts in Haiti involve people with disabilities during all stages and that all rebuilt and newly built infrastructure is fully accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.

Working Group (WG) participants are expected to design a common strategy and cooperate by examining opportunities for collaboration, establishing partnerships among interested parties,  and coordinating advocacy efforts. GPDD Secretariat will facilitate the WG interaction and accomplishment of priorities.

If you would like to join the GPDD WG on Haiti Reconstruction or have any questions, comments or suggestions, email mvreina@law.syr.edu cc ddsamant@law.syr.edu