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Former Chief of Party Jean-Robert Estime
Jean-Robert Estime is a former senior development professional and former policymaker with more than 40 years of experience in policy reform, SME development and financing, and private sector promotion in the Caribbean, Africa, North and South America, and Southeast Asia. He currently leads the Haiti Feed the Future Chanjé Lavi Plante project. Previously, Mr. Estime served as the chief of party for the Haiti Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources project, where he led efforts for investing in the agriculture sector through government, private sector, and other stakeholder partnerships to modernize agriculture, reduce flooding threats, and create strong linkages between farmer organizations and private enterprise.
by Jean-Robert Estime
Off one plane came firemen from Miami. Off another, volunteers from France. The stream of aid workers and supplies seemed endless as they flooded the Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince, where I had come to evacuate some consultants who had worked with the USAID watershed management project I was leading in my native country of…