The Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF), a non-profit organization, promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and a business approach for poverty alleviation through projects and seminars involving multi-stakeholder cooperation.
PPAF engages in work on clean cookstoves and fuel, agribusiness, public health, microfinance & remittances, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainable development, with a special focus on empowerment of women.
PPAF was established in 2007 as an outgrowth of the UN Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development and the interest of ambassadors to the UN from Madagascar, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
PPAF has worked with dozens of organizations, businesses and government representatives in these focus countries and in the UN and related institutions.
Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake we have focused our work on Haiti.
Special attention goes to efforts to overcome the poverty-respiratory disease-deforestation trap of Haitian families' heavy reliance on charcoal for cooking.
PPAF works with many Haitian and U.S.-based collaborators. Together we support teaching and fieldwork on cooking with solar and biogas and for support to the young entrepreneurs program of a children's center.
PPAF links with the UN Economic & Social Council, the UN Department of Global Communication, the UN Global Compact and others.
Thank you to Solar Cookers International and to our Board, Senior Fellows, Volunteers, Interns, Associates, Collaborators, and Donors who make our work possible.
Here is the introduction of the article, with a link to read the full piece in the 22 September, 2017 edition.
SCI Associate Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) and several collaborators have joined with the Haiti Adolescent Girls’ Network (HAGN) to provide solar ovens and related training, monitoring, and stove performance evaluation to help develop entrepreneurship in “My Space” Girls Clubs.
To see the full edition of the volume 20 of the SC Digest click here (page 3)
Focusing on a girl we aim to reach
PPAF and colleagues are collaborating with the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network to improve lives of youth in Carrefour, Haiti.
This 4-minute video focuses on recent work by PPAF in collaboration with the non-profit KDCK and others, on ethanol, bio-gas and solar cooking.
Thank you to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstove and to our Board, Senior Fellows, Volunteers, Interns, Associates, Collaborators, and Donors who make our work possible.
Here is the introduction of the article, with a link to read the full piece:
"Most Haitian families are caught in the poverty – respiratory disease – deforestation trap of the country’s heavy reliance on charcoal for cooking. The Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF), a non-profit based in New York, promotes a business approach for poverty alleviation, and since the 2010 earthquake, has focused on Haiti and on ways to help families exit that trap.
Established with support from United Nations ambassadors from Madagascar, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, PPAF has conducted various development activities in these countries, and convenes seminars at the UN and elsewhere to bring attention to energy and climate change, sustainable development, and gender and public health issues."
To read the full article, please click here.
Cookstoves in Haiti: Recent Work and Collaborations by PPAF: August 2016
This 4-minute video highlights PPAF's work, its connections with others to address problems of daily cooking with charcoal, and promotion of the documentary "Death by a Thousand Cuts." Thanks to IDB & UNEP for support to PPAF's work.