Urban Planning For Resilience in Haiti

The Urban Planning to Generate Resilience Against Disaster Events (UPGRADE) project was established to increase Haiti’s resilience to natural disasters in the Northeast and West departments. Funded by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the prooject will make systematic improvements in urban disaster risk reduction, helping communities prepare for disasters, while simultaneously improving their social conditions.

UPGRADE will use a community-driven approach to:

  • Improve the quality of homes in Martissant and Ouananminthe communes\
  • Rehabilitate community centers, schools and churches to be used as provisional shelters
  • Repair damaged evacuation roads
  • Improve community roads
  • Install solar lamps in shelters and public areas
  • Reduce the spread of disease through hygiene awareness, solid waste management and improved access to clean water

Haiti, Northeast and West departments