Oxfam President Ray Offenheiser on Oxfam's efforts in Haiti

Presented by MIT Sloan School of Management
Dean's Innovative Leader Series


As the United Nations and worldwide NGOs face the challenges of providing basic services to the survivors of the January 2010 Haitian earthquake, Oxfam’s Raymond Offenheiser scrutinizes what will ultimately be “crucial to the outcome, in the Haitian context, of a successful recovery and rehabilitation by the Haitian people and for the Haitian nation — distributed leadership.”

“I don’t think, in all those years, I’ve witnessed something as dramatic as what we are facing today in Haiti. It’s an extraordinary situation — extraordinarily dramatic in terms of the levels of suffering faced by the Haitian people and extraordinarily dramatic in terms of the physical destruction that’s taken place in a major urban area and a major capital city in our hemisphere.”
—Raymond Offenheiser

(From MIT World)


Topics: Earthquakes, Haiti, Leadership

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