Here are some choice tweets from the past week. Some abbreviations have been expanded for readability and to not incur the wrath of grammarians.
- After an intense week at our business plan/biogas workshop we’re at the penultimate day. We’re having the teams practice their pitches. Yesterday
- GPS coordinates for our Haiti office: 19 45.816 -72 12.021. One of our composting toilets in Shada 19 44.896 -72 12.274. * 7:48 AM Apr 1st
- Haiti needs jobs. With 900,000 youths coming into the job market in next five years, dismal prospects are the main threat to stability. [NYT] http://bit.ly/RvDn 8:04 AM Mar 31st
- Reading comments in NYTimes story about Haiti [ http://tinyurl.com/d7k5mb ], it’s clear that ppl don’t know many factors influencing family size in dev countries 😦 4:48 PM Mar 29th
- The most lively conversations we had yesterday with the finalists were about corruption and debt vs equity. 3:58 PM Mar 29th
- @nytimeskristof just did a great piece on our friends SOIL, an NGO that does composting toilets in Cap Haitien http://bit.ly/EEk4l 8:27 AM Mar 29th
- First day AIDG Konkou 8 hours of lecture ahead, turn on acer, no boot, bricked bios, no backup USB , thank god for core knowledge and chalk! 7:37 PM Mar 28th
- Not sure why the UN peacekeepers are walking around with guns at the ready today. The city seems otherwise quite calm. They’re making people nervous. 8:15 PM Mar 27th
- All 5 finalists in our 1st comp in Haiti were men. We need to try harder next time around to recruit female entrepreneurs.2:37 PM Mar 27th
- Dorit Leavitt in Guate: AIDG’s 2nd business plan competition is in the works in Guatemala. The theme is: water, energy, and sanitation!
*Note: Satellite data for Cap Haitien is 2 years old so our projects will not be visible. 😦