Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Kat Laine, Deputy Director, and Peter Haas, Founder, Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group
As the crisis in Haiti unfolded, I received an update immediately after the earthquake about how the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) was springing into action to help relieve some of the suffering. I'd been following this group since its founder, Peter Haas, got it off the ground with an Echoing Green Fellowship in 2006. With people in Guatamala and Haiti, AIDG "helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water." Imagine smart engineers and social entrepreneurs working to develop local technology solutions to poverty that improves people's lives, and you've got the picture of what AIDG is doing. Learn more by watching Kat Laine, AIDG's Deputy Director, talk about their work against the backdrop of Haiti two years ago when it was being wracked by hurricanes.