Description of the Project:
One month after the earthquake two Skat consultants visited Petit Goave on a two week mission. The assessment of potential reconstruction options was developed based on intense exchange with key representatives from different stakeholders and an assessment of affected areas and potential areas for reconstruction in Petit Goave and surrounding areas. Meetings were held with representatives from different national authorities, in particular, Protection Civil, international disaster relief organisations including OCHA, development partners and NGOs, municipalities, local NGOs, private enterprises and community groups in Petit Goave. Three options for the reconstruction of affected areas in Petit Goave were developed by the consultants and presented to key representatives of the reconstruction cluster in Petit Goave. All three intervention options are composed of the core elements “housing” (reconstruction and repair of houses), “income generation / livelihood” including training, and “environmental protection and infrastructure”. A first rough cost estimate for the three options was worked out in order to define the financial framework of the three intervention options. Taking into account the existing capacities within the construction sector in Petit Goave, different options for the implementation were developed. As a result of the mission a letter of intention which expressed the strong intention of all partners to further develop the three possible options for intervention was signed between the Mayor of Petit Goave, the Protection Civil and HEKS.