CAFOD is a member of the Haiti Advocacy Platform: Ireland and UK (HAPI-UK), organisers of an event that will take place on the 11th January 2012 to mark the 2nd anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.
You are invited to this panel event, which will include Rosie Cooper MP, John McAslan (John McAslan & Partners) and others (TBC) to discuss reconstruction in Haiti over the two years since the earthquake and how the UK can support future development and recovery.
The event is to be chaired by Rev. Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry
Wednesday 11th January 2012
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Committee Room 4A
Houses of Parliament
If you are interested in attending then please RSVP to Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez at Lizzette@progressio.org.uk by Monday 6th January 2012.
Only 70 places are available so please book early.
John McAslan & Partners, an architectural and design firm, was appointed by Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien to rebuild and restore the historic Haitian “Iron Market” in time for the first anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake. Since then, John McAslan has been involved in other housing projects in Haiti. John McAslan was part of a UK business delegation that visited, alongside UK parliamentarians, the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the end of November.
Rosie Cooper MP is a Member of Parliament for West Lancashire. She is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Dominican Republic. Ms Cooper was a member of a UK parliamentarian delegation that visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the end of November 2011. During her trip, she met with Haitian government officials, Haitian civil society organisations and UK-NGOs working in Haiti.