In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti’s earthquake, the Government of Haiti faced massive reconstruction needs in all sectors. In the education sector alone, the Ministry of Education (MENFP) stated that 82% of the schools (public and private), located in the affected regions, were damaged or destroyed (i.e., 4,000 schools damaged and 2,000 destroyed out of 7,300 schools … [Read more...] about 10 years of school reconstruction in Haiti: what did we achieve?
Christian is an architect with a large experience in post-disaster reconstruction projects in various countries such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Haiti. Since 2014, he works as a consultant for the IDB and the World Bank, mainly on social infrastructure related projects in Haiti. Member of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid, he is also regularly on mission for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Christian has accompanied the Haitian authorities to elaborate and promote new standards and guidelines for disaster-resilient school infrastructure. Following the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka, he has managed a cash for housing reconstruction program for more than 4000 families. Holding a master’s degree on Monumental Archeological Heritage, Christian has been involved in conservation projects of historical monuments in Cairo for the Aga-Khan Trust for Culture. He has also conducted various research on ancient Egyptian architecture and published several articles for the Swiss Institute of Archaeology in Egypt. Since 2016, Christian teaches Architecture and history of Architecture at the State University of Port-au-Prince.