Board Chair Anne Roosevelt Heads to Haiti for IHRC Meeting
(From L-R) Former President Bill Clinton, Haitian Minister of Education Joel Desrosier Jean-Pierre,Boeing Vice-President Anna Roosevelt and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive pose for a photo on August 17, 2010 during the second meeting of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in Port-au-Prince. Roosevelt announced a donation of 2.2 million USD for the reconstruction of the school and education system in Haiti. IHRC was created by presidential decree on April 21, 2010, in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The mission of the IHRC is to undertake the expeditious planning, coordination, and implementation of development projects and priorities, including reviewing and approving projects and programs funded by bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs and the private sector. The IHRC is co-chaired by Bellerive and Clinton and is guided by a Board, which includes Haitian and non-Haitian stakeholders in reconstruction efforts.