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Public-Private Alliance Foundation

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Address:

166 Edgars Lane Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 USA

Mission:

Through collaboration, we help stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities and encourage investment for sustainable development. Focusing on the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Madagascar, our vision is to make a difference for human betterment.

Results:

PPAF is a networking organization to stimulate collaboration among many partners. We have held 8 seminars or workshops, including in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Plans have been made to start ethanol production in Haiti; 1,300 stoves are in-country. Through a partnership with the Madagascar Mission to the UN, local Rotary Clubs, the Starkey Foundation and the government, 3,200 young people have been fitted with hearing aids.

Target demographics:

Ultimate target is to help people out of poverty in our focus countries.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

As a networking organization we enabled thousands of people annually to benefit from delivery of goods and services through partners. - Hurricane relief in Dominican Republic; medical supplies and equipment in Madagascar; hearing aids in Madagascar.Dozens annually have participated in our seminars, with over 100 in our workshop in Jacmel, Haiti, after the earthquake. 3,200 people have received hearing aids through our bringing together local and international organizations.

Geographic areas served:

Haiti, Dominican Republic, Madagascar.

Programs:

Ethanol Cookstove and Fuel Initiative for Haiti; Annual Partners Against Poverty seminars at the United Nations

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Rating: 5 stars  

PPAF has engaged over 50 interns since 2006, providing opportunities for them to learn about global affairs, development issues, and to gain hands-on experience related to their interests. Interns have carried out research, translated materials, assisted with conferences, and, in a few cases, gained experience abroad. You can see testimonials (videos) of several interns at: www.ppafoundation.org Here are some photos of our interns and a giving campaign that supports our work with them.

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Life-changing

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2016

 
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I am happy that PPAF's ethanol stove and fuel project is now working with D&E Green, a manufacturer in Haiti, to bring these new stoves to market. Women staff members are involved in creating the questionnaires and interviewing test participants, and most test participants and stove distributors are women. PPAF is doing an excellent job in creating a viable substitute for charcoal and wood use in stoves.

 
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I work with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) as Board Secretary and in communications and as internship coordinator. PPAF has made a real impact with a number of sugarcane distillers in Haiti. PPAF brought a biochemist and a distillery specialist to Haiti to work with them to produce ethanol. Now the distillers can produce ethanol for cookstoves much more efficiently and at lower cost. This is a win-win-win situation. Distillers can make more money through efficient production. Mothers and children using ethanol cookstoves don't have to breathe noxious fumes from charcoal. As more and more use ethanol for cooking, trees don't have to be cut down for wood and charcoal for cooking. Long term this will help reduce the destruction of forests. 75% of energy use in Haiti is for cooking!

The Foundation also educates other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through its outreach. In March 2014 the Foundation worked with the UN's Department of Public Information to organize a briefing at the UN that was attended by over 150 representatives of NGOs. The topic was Bioenergy, Clean Cookstoves and Sustainable Development. This took place during the Commission on the Status of Women, A follow-up meeting was held with about 25 people to discuss possible collaborations among several organizations working in Haiti.



 
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Already in 2013 the Foundation has greatly expanded its work on clean cookstoves and ethanol fuel in Haiti, to help overcome the poverty - disease - deforestation trap of charcoal. The team has managed two field tests there and also organized important policy meetings on Ethanol Cookstoves and Fuel at the United Nations and in Washington (in which I participated). The team joined in the first meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Clean Cookstoves and Clean Cooking Solutions and PPAF's Executive Director spoke to a joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on the Dominican Republic and Haiti at Parliament in London. I supervise talented interns (six so far this year) and work with other volunteers who are committed to making a difference for the people of Haiti.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I am happy that the Foundation is starting pilot implementation to bring clean fuels and clean stoves to Haitian families. These include a stove that burns ethanol distilled from local sugar cane, a traditional crop, and briquettes made from agricultural waste for other stoves. The purpose is to reduce deforestation, to help improve health especially of women and children affected by noxious fumes from burning charcoal and wood, and to reduce the burden of poverty. The Foundation is working with two Haitian non-profits as well as with a local hotel. and has technical support from other organizations. The aim is to create jobs and to improve peoples' lives. Next steps are to raise funds to increase the impact.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Beyond its work with focus countries of Haiti, Madagascar and the Dominican Republic, the Foundation is doing a great job of bringing information about sustainable development, energy and especially about clean cookstoves to Rotary Clubs, colleges, and conferences. Board members and Senior Fellows join the Executive Director in this.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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The Public-Private Alliance Foundation facilitates collaboration among businesses, non-profits, governments, universities, individuals and international organizations. Last June over 100 people attended a seminar to discuss and plan for the rebuilding of Jacmel and Southern Haiti. Since then a number of organizations are collaborating in a partnership to introduce ethanol-based cookstoves into Haiti, to build them there, to stimulate sugar-cane farming and distillation. The purpose is to reduce wood- and charcoal-based cooking, reduce deforestation, and help protect health, especially that of women and children, by reducing the noxious fumes that come from charcoal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've watched the Foundation grow in its outreach to others, and to expand the message of sustainable, green development.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Publicize the work of the Foundation broadly and expand its funding.

 
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The Public Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) has striven to help people in different parts of the world for many years. The PPAF has provided access to personal computers in Madagascar. More recently they have worked to provide clean ethanol cook stoves to women in Haiti to replace the wood burning stoves that both cause health problems in the homes and led to the deforestation of the country. By sourcing the manufacture of these cook stoves, and the ethanol they use, in Haiti, the PPAF is also trying to provide jobs to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake.

 
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My MPH students and I have recently interacted with the PPAF where the Foundation shared insights and approaches to using local efforts to effectively address global concerns. The continuing success of their groundbreaking project bringing innovative and healthy cook stoves has been an inspiration to all of us. The students were particularly moved by PPAF’s powerful demonstration of the enduring changes that can stem from individual efforts. I am sure that seeing the results of the PPAf’s efforts will continue to motivate the students throughout their careers as public health professionals.

 
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PPAF try to seek more clean, environmental and safe way of cooking for Haiti people. At the same time it helps achieve part of Sustainable Development Goals. As an intern so far, I'm sure PPAF had achieved a lots during three stoves tests. We are looking forward for bring better life to Haiti people. I am proud of being an intern in PPAF!

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2015

 
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I have been involved in the fabulous and ground breaking work being done by PPAF.
I had the privilege of working alongside one of my colleagues having 2 cohorts of students work on real life capstone projects with PPAF.
PPAFs work ties in so well with the current SDGs and the previous MDGs.
I look forward to working with PPAF on future projects which will have a far reaching positive outcome on improving the lives of many disenfranchised populations.
Mini Murthy MD, MPH

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This organization has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of the marginalized and the underserved.

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I have seen the amazing transformation as aresult of their hard work.

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No as they are on the right track

 
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I am doing an internship in PPAF, every member in PPAF is passionate. Especially, the ethanol cookstoves project in Haiti was really impressed me so much. This year august, 29 participants joined the second time testing, we made a big improvement on the stove and we also named the stove as 'Recho EcoVit'. Here is a good place for young people to start their dreams, if you want to join the NGO or other international organizations, why start from here? You can get a lot of good opportunities to get involved in international affairs.

 
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I was interning with PPAF, which is non-profit organization working for sustainable cooking in Haiti. Haitian people used charcoal for their cooking, and it caused severe deforestation as well as health problems. PPAF has made an ethanol stove that is using ethanol made from sugarcane in Haiti. It is not only promoting Haitian economic but also reducing Environmental and health problem. As an intern who closely watched the work of PPAF, I am saying that PPAF had achieved tremendous work. When I had worked with PPAF on this spring, we were working on developing the ethanol cookstove. PPAF received an award from UN Environment Program in May. The first field test took place in June. Also, the PPAF team went to Haiti in Agust to complete stove production and carry out a second kitchen use test of the ethanol stove. Since members’ great enthusiasm, their project is always progressing. I always wish the best for PPAF, and the members.

 
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Bringing ethanol-powered clean cooking to Haiti comes with lofty goals and some big challenges. However, having worked on the project with PPAF, I have personally seen the great potential it holds in turning around the poverty-deforestation-disease cycle that is currently crippling far too many people in Haiti. PPAF has obviously not shied away from taking on such a big challenge given how far the ethanol cookstove project has come and I credit that to their devotion to evidence-based practice driving their strategies.

 
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During my time interning at PPAF, I have come to find that the smaller size of the organization has not stopped it from taking on a very important task in the field of sustainable development in developing countries. While working on their clean- burning, ethanol-based cook stove project that they have piloted in Haiti, I had the opportunity to visit the country to do some field testing with the cook stoves and even visit some of the hospitals to see how respiratory disease is affecting the people. I found the buzz phrase, "Helping people to break out of the poverty-disease-deforestation trap", to be very apt with regard to the potential impact of the project. Replacing charcoal with ethanol as a cooking fuel indeed provides a unique opportunity to bolster the Haitian economy while stopping deforestation and improving the health of the people. What I appreciate about PPAF is the manner in which it uses its strengths in networking to take this project off the ground. I have seen how PPAF aims to connect Haitian sugar cane farmers, grass-roots NGOs, and local organizations with the private sector and the international organizations that can provide the resources, expertise and funding needed to bridge the gaps. It has been a pleasure working with the organization and I am very lucky to have worked on such an important and amazing project. I hope PPAF is able to continue connecting people and organizations to help get Haitians out of what is indeed a poverty-disease-deforestation trap.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

PPAF could recruit a volunteer or intern who could work on raising awareness of the issues locally and on increasing PPAF's presence in the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Over the last several years, I have witnessed the increasing maturity of PPAF as an organization, and its growing ability to mobilize grant funding to underpin the important work they plan. The orderly progress of the Haiti alcohol stoves project seems destined to create change for the people of Haiti, who have long been negatively impacted by the environmental, economic, and health effects of relying primarily on charcoal for cooking fuel.

 
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The Public-Private Alliance Foundation creates organizational and intellectual space for synergy between for-profit and non-profit entities, leading to improved development in low-income countries. While this has been in vogue for more than a decade in development circles, the direct experience of PPAF, especially in the Haiti alcohol stoves efforts, amply demonstrates the benefits of this approach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Sharpen the statements of results desired from each activity, including expected costs and metrics intended to measure outcomes.

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2013

 
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I continue to be impressed with the dedication of the Executive Director and those who work with him to moving forward significantly while being extreemly efficient in his use of the funds available. The recent kick-off of the ethanol stoves project in Haiti is an example of just one such successful effort.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Definitely one of the most incredible, moving, and impactful organizations I've worked with. David and Ginger are wonderful and continue to inspire me each and every day. I hope PPAF will continue to do their great work and change lives around the world for years to come!

 
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