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Pulitzer Center Update April 18, 2011

CGI's 'Building Resilient Societies' Panel Discusses Education in Post-Disaster Zones

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Pulitzer Center journalist Paul Franz talks about post--disaster education in Haiti as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's 'Building Resilient Societies' panel in San Diego, 2011.

On April 2nd, the Clinton Global Initiative held a panel discussion on education in a post-disaster context, and the challenges faced. Pulitzer Center journalist Paul Franz discussed his experiences working in Haiti on the topic of education, and the lack of a formal education system there, He explained how the few schools on the ground are for the most part privately owned, and not accountable to any standards, or to the government. Moreover, over 50% of the population is illiterate, yet education forms a crucial part in rebuilding a nation.<br>
He was joined on the panel by Mehnaz Akber Aziz, Chief Executive and Founding Director, for the Children's Global Network in Pakistan, and Baltazar S. Tribunalo Jr., Country Program Advisor on Child Centered Climate and Disaster Risk Management, Plan International Inc., working in the Philippines.