Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA) and Moderna, Empowering Diaspora through Direct Funding as Nontraditional Actors in Humanitarian Assistance.
“Building Back Better with DIFFERENT PLAYERS.”
Moderna Contributions for Haiti Relief: It is with pleasure that Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA) presents $330,000.00 diaspora grants to 6 Haitian Diaspora Organizations committed to changing the lives of the people of Haiti. As part of HRA’s Corporate Donor Engagement & Pledge strategy, Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering mRNA therapeutics and vaccines, has granted $330,000 toward the 2021 Haiti Earthquake Relief and Recovery Activities. The purpose of this grant is to enable HRA’s ONEDIASPORA community of charitable organizations to deliver humanitarian assistance and development projects across three sectors (education, health, and shelter) in the affected areas.
HRA was designated the facilitator of this Moderna contribution for empowering nontraditional actors under the ONEDIASPORA theme “Build Back Better with Different Players” in a bold attempt to shift the paradigm of donors and to address inequities in the field of international development. The guiding principles of ONEDIASPORA are to advocate, coordinate, and empower direct funding to diasporas and local organizations working to change their lives.
HRA-ONEDIASPORA GRANT AWARDEES:
- GASKOV CLERGÉ Foundation (GCF) $100k –HEALTH
- HOPE FOR HAITI $50K – HEALTH – SHELTER – EDUCATION
- MIPO, INC $50K – EDUCATION
- FOKAL – OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION HAITI $50K – HEALTH
- MAN DODO HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION, INC. $30K – EDUCATION
- HAITI RENEWAL ALLIANCE (HRA) $50K – Diaspora Engagement and Coordination in Sustainable Development & Disaster Relief
HRA ONEDIASPORA Coalition maximizes a stronger connection to fund Haiti’s local organization, particularly, small-medium enterprises, to ensure the local economy is not disrupted. Diaspora are the first to answer the call for action and remain active throughout the recovery. It is for this reason that HRA-HDERU efforts are sustained beyond the international relief response and is focused on diaspora projects and plans at the nexus of humanitarian assistance and development. To learn more, visit www.onediaspora.org.