Cooperation with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in the field of post-disaster
Project on reactivation of Emergency Schooling in Haiti
In the framework of the Haiti Flash Appeal taken place after the earthquake, and thanks to the OFID grant in the amount of USD 740,265, an immediate action has been taken to re-establish the education services for the people of Haiti. UNESCO-OFID project on reactivation of Emergency Schooling in Haiti mainly focuses on:
- Conducting a damage assessment and response planning;
- Repairing infrastructure damage and providing temporary education facilities and work spaces for the Staff of the Ministry of Education;
- Providing capacity development programs to the authorities and training to the teachers.
The major achievements of the project can be highlighted as following:
1- Repairing school and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) centers infrastructure damaged by the earthquake
16 classrooms, 13 administrative offices (with integrated sanitary units), 7 workshops, and 4 sanitary blocks were constructed; 2 workshop spaces with over 1100m² as well as classrooms and sanitary units were rehabilitated. All school spaces were secured against theft and equipped with basic school furniture. 4 institutions received computer laboratories with 25 computers; specific equipment was provided in selected TVET centers. Estimations indicate that at least 2500 students and teachers have benefitted from OFID financed school infrastructure and pedagogical and administrative equipment.
2- Capacity development programs for education authorities
UNESCO has successfully supported the MENFP (Ministère de l’éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle) task force members in the formulation of the Ministry’s Operational Plan by promoting the exchange of information, opinions and technical know-how between the task force and GSE partners. UNESCO has also supported the MENFP in organising the Joint Donors Mission to promote discussions about the setting up of a sector-wide approach for the implementation of the MENFPs Operational Plan, and about the harmonization of the execution modalities.