Welcome to another addition of Hub Collisions. This week we are highlighting an awesome duo working on International Development issues. Heather Bourbeau,a Hub regular who works on projects with United Nations agencies, happened to be introduced to Stephen Lee at the Hub4Haiti Potluck. Stephan works with the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, AIDG where he is the Operations Director. AIDG works on helping individuals and communities in developing countries get affordable and environmentally sound access to energy, clean water, and sanitation through a combination of business incubation, technology development, and outreach. Both Heather and Steve spoke at the Hub4Haiti Potluck about relief organizations and individuals making a difference on the ground in Haiti. Later they got into a discussion about the need for more dialogue and collaboration on how to use technology to create sustainable growth, as well as how to deal with the obstacles in the relief effort in Haiti. As a result, the idea Haiti: From Relief to Recovery conference was born! Steve ended up becoming a Hub member and now works out of the Hub regularly.
The Conference will be held on April 17th, 9 a.m.- 3p.m. here at the Hub.T he following organizations have been invited to speak: Architects for Humanity, AIDG, Blum Center for Development Economics, Global Fund for Women, Haiti Partners, International Medical Corps, Inveneo, Mercy Corps, Sinora Cares, SOIL and Water.org. To register, please visit: http://haitirelieftorecovery.eventbrite.com/
You never know where a chance encounter at the Hub can lead you. Be sure to drop in sometime regularly to meet other like minded social entrepreneurs working towards positive change and share your Hub Collision stories with us!