Disaster in a Crisis Zone: Understanding the Impact of Haiti’s Earthquake - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, August 19, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Webinar - Register by 8/18
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

An M7.2 earthquake struck southwest Haiti on Aug. 14, leaving hundreds dead and causing widespread devastation, and Tropical Storm Grace is expected to pass over Haiti on Monday, Aug. 16, bringing heavy rains and strong winds.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is hosting a webinar to look at the impact of the earthquake and tropical storm. Speakers will share the latest information, including critical needs and gaps, and provide concrete takeaways for funders to effectively support relief and recovery efforts now underway.

Even prior to this latest disaster, Haiti was a country in crisis. It still hasn’t recovered (economically, socially, culturally, etc.) from the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the capital and killed approximately 200,000 people. Eleven years later, 33,000 people live in displacement camps and an additional 300,000 live in informal settlements. An additional 140,000 are still displaced from 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. The COVID-19 pandemic – only 366 people are fully vaccinated – and last month’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse have further destabilized the country.


  • The 2021 earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace in the context of the existing disparities and social disruption in Haiti
  • Critical needs and gaps in emergency response
  • Concrete takeaways for funders to effectively support relief and recovery efforts now underway


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All interested funders. 


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Program

Registration is required by August 18th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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