When Disaster Strikes (and Strikes and Strikes): Rebuilding Education Systems in Haiti

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

12:45pm until 2:00pm

203 Runme Shaw Building, HKU

Speaker: Julee Allen

Chair: Trey Menefee




Between 2007 – 2010 Haiti was rocked by a series of natural and man-made disasters that nearly destroyed its already weakened education system. Working within the sector for non-government and bi-lateral organizations in Haiti during this time, Julee Allen was a part of the recovery and rebuilding efforts. In this seminar Allen will provide an orientation to the Haitian education sector pre- and post-earthquake, commenting on strategies employed at the international, national, and local levels to rebuild and restart the education system.

About the Speaker: Julee Allen was responsible for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) education portfolio in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Prior to that, she was the education sector manager for Save the Children. She has additionally served as the technical and management lead for a range of programs in rural primary education, early childhood, and school health and nutrition in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Horn of Africa.

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