Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Rating: 4.94 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Environment, International

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is doing great work for human health and the environment by promoting clean cookstoves in Haiti.

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PPAF is devoted to helping both people and the environment by promoting clean, ethanol-based cookstoves. Their current focus is Haiti, where the need is enormous. A very worthwhile cause!

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PPAF is a small organization with a highly skilled and dedicated staff. They know how to focus their efforts in ways that pay off in practical results. Nothing gets lost in bureaucracy. Their projects benefit both people and the environment, rather than pitting those goals against each other.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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

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

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Public-Private Alliance Foundation is a wonderful organization. Their mission and vision to reduce poverty in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Madagascar truly makes a difference and should not go unnoticed. The Stillman's are wonderful people to work for, and they are extremely capable of fulfilling the organizations goals. Seeing the difference they are making in these countries assures me I am working for the right non-profit organization!

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Working with PPAF have been fantastic. David is a great mentor and has great vision and goals for PPAF.
It was amazing to learn the work on ethanol cookstoves being done and its impact on the lives of people in Haiti . I wish to support PPAF in the best way I can!

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The work that the Public Private Alliance Foundation has done thus far has already had a tremendous impact on the people of Haiti. The Alliance’s Ethanol Clean Cookstove Partnership is truly remarkable. It is an inexpensive and clean way for the people of Haiti to get their energy. Instead of getting their energy from charcoal and wood they can now get their energy from sugar cane. The dedication of the Executive-Director can be seen throughout this NGO and that is why I feel the Alliance will succeed in their present and future endeavors.

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Not only is the concept of the PPAF sound, its executors are sincere, savvy and devoted.
In particular their work in Haiti is practical and helpful to development in that fascinating yet disaster-prone country. The Foundation and its supporters work with locals rather than coming in as outside do-gooders, and the provide them with the tools and finance to build themselves. Expatriate Haitians are bustling entrepreneurs and the Foundation helps reimport some of that energy and drive to their home country.

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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.

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

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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.

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Public-Private Alliance Foundation is a leader in the non-profit sector. Through collaboration, they have helped stimulated entrepreneurship and encouraged investment for sustainable development. We have been able to collaborate with David, the Executive Director in PPAF's support for our project, Social Tap, Inc./The Haiti Initiative in Haiti. We highly support the wonderful work that PPAF is doing in the community. Margarette Tropnas, Board President, Social Tap, Inc.

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The Public-Private Alliance Foundations has demonstrated impeccable leadership in providing a forum where key stakeholders can engage collaboratively on critical issues central to economic development. I have closely followed PPAF's work for several years and I am always inspired and energized by the dedication of its leadership team.

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The Public Private Alliance Foundation engages Rotary and most important for them is not how much they are able to give to humanity, is HOW they give it! .... indeed changing lives.

Giorgio Balestrieri
P. President
NY ROTARY
Engage Rotary, Change Lives

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