PADF and partners are on the ground in Haiti providing clean water and emergency food kits to families affected by Hurricane Matthew. Here, our staff is loading supply trucks for delivery in Southwest.
In the days following the hurricane, thousands of people will need emergency relief supplies and access to clean water and sanitation in order to prevent the outbreak of bacterial diseases like cholera and water-borne illnesses. Logistics support, including transportation and the clearing of roadways, will also be an urgent priority. PADF plans to conduct a needs assessment as soon as conditions improve on the ground. This will inform both the emergency response for immediate priority needs and plans for medium- to long-term recovery.
The Pan American Development Foundation through its Resistance and Prevention Program has organised a five day workshop to train local facilitators on effective crime prevention strategies. Members of the Judiciary, which include Magistrates, Police Officers, Prisons Officers, Defence Force Personnel, School Supervisors, Youth Development Officers and Personnel from the Office of Law Enforcement Policy will be participating in the workshop.
On #WorldHumanitarianDay, we send a special thank you to our amazing staff working in the field. Each year hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions cause extensive damage in Latin America and the Caribbean. PADF works with communities, governments, and private sector partners to mitigate the impact of these events, respond to emergencies when they occur and carry out disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction programs to help communities recover.
On International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we recognize the importance and of Afro-descendants and indigenous people across the Americas. PADF understand the challenges these communities face and uses innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of local organizations in order to fight discrimination, protect human rights, advocate and enhance participation in the democratic process.
Myrtha Vilbon, the owner of Glory Industries, shows off the first company to manufacture toilet paper in Haiti. She’ll be among four Haitian entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurial Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with President Barack Obama. (Jacqueline Charles | firstname.lastname@example.org)
A medida que Guatemala se enfrenta a su peor sequía en décadas, la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo (PADF, por sus siglas en inglés), el brazo de desarrollo de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), está ayudando a miles de agricultores en el Corredor Seco para hacer frente a la sequía recurrente y combatir la inseguridad alimentaria a través de un nuevo programa financiado por la Oficina de Asistencia para Desastres en el Extranjero de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID/OFDA)
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), the humanitarian arm of the Organization of American States (OAS), joins forces with Venezuelan singer Ricardo Montaner to provide humanitarian aid to Ecuador after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 16. Through an emotional message, Ricardo Montaner urges the public to make a contribution.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is implementing a crime prevention program called the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) in the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. The program uses a custom curriculum to train police officers, justice officials, social workers and educators to work together to address the root causes of crime in local communities.
Loukeisha Cartwright teaches history at , C.C. Sweeting High School in the Bahamas. As part of the Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP) she successfully led her students through a mock court, where they portrayed real-life judicial scenarios to two their classmates. Based in the New Providence cities of Bain Town and Grants Town, C.C. Sweeting has a diverse population of about 800 students who mainly come from low-income families.
De parte de la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo (PADF) reciban mis saludos cordiales. Es un honor para mí estar con ustedes el día de hoy para celebrar esta importante colaboración entre la Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, PADF, la Fundación Telefónica y otros socios como la Organización Internacional para el Trabajo, la Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en México y el Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud.
Voice of America speaks with Nadia Cherrouk, Country Director for the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Haiti about the development efforts that PADF is undertaking in partnership with the Haitian government, USAID, the World Bank, and other partners to strengthen local communities and provide new opportunities.