Friday to Anse-à-Pitre, in the framework of the second meeting of the Committee for Coordination and Project Monitoring of Environmental Action (CCSAE), the Ministry of Environment, the European Union and the Office of the National Authorising Officer (BON) from the European Development Fund (EDF) presented to the public in the presence representatives of local authorities and NGO partners, 7 environmental projects.
Implemented in several border towns : Savanette, Thiotte, Anse à Pitre, Grand Gosier, Lascahobas, Belladère, Fond Verrettes and Ganthier these projects funded to the tune of 2.8 million euros by the European Union, are realized with Haitian and international NGOs and several town halls.
These projects are covering amon others the reforestation of degraded areas, the rehabilitation of gullies, support to agricultural production, the strengthening of local authorities or the organization of educational activities to the environment. Note that most of these activities require high labor intensity which will create jobs along the border.
These activities fall under the binational program Haiti – Dominican Republic. Similar projects on the other side of the border, also for €2.8 million, are deployed reflecting the importance of binational cooperation and preservation of the environment for the European Union.
Learn more about CCSAE :
The Committee for Coordination and Project Monitoring of Environmental Action (CCSAE) is composed of experts from the EU, BON, the Haitian Ministry of Environment, the Joint Bilateral Commission, of Technical Secretariat, representatives of the concerned municipalities and partners and technical assistants. The role of CCSAE is to monitor environmental projects of Binational Program and other local development initiatives at the border in order to promote information sharing, the harmonization of knowledge and the exchange of good practices. The medium-term goal is to create the conditions for the emergence of a truly binational strategy for the environment.
List of project partners :
Helvetas Swiss, Komite Devlopman Lokal (KDL), Agro Action Allemande, ACDED, the Municipalities of Grand Gosier and of Thiotte, ITECA, Tet kole ti peyizan ayisyen, COSADH, the Planters Association for Agricultural Development of Juampa, CESAL, Network for safeguarding the forest of pines, MPP, Civil Volunteer Group (GVC), MIPROS, CEDESOU and CEFODEC.