A Conversation on Haiti with Sean Penn and Denis O'Brien
Monday, April 28, 2014 / 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Margaret Brennan, State Department Correspondent, CBS News
Denis O'Brien , Chairman, Digicel Group
Sean Penn, Actor; Founder, CEO and Chairman, J/P Haitian Relief Organization
On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the earthquake devastated the island nation, killing almost 300,000 people and impacting 3 million more. Two champions in the global relief effort that followed are Digicel Chairman Denis O'Brien and Sean Penn, founder and CEO of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. At this event, they will discuss what Haiti has accomplished--and what has yet to be done--four years after the disaster. Haiti still faces poverty, unemployment, illness and other hardships, but the rubble has mostly cleared. In its place are new schools, clinics, homes, ports and roads. What is the role of the private sector in this next phase of revitalization? How can public-private partnerships be most effective? And what does Haiti need from the global community to ensure a sustainable future?