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CALE - Disaster Recovery and Economic Opportunity for Whom?
Disaster Recovery and Economic Opportunity for Whom? Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Join us for a discussion with Alejandra Castrodad-Rodríguez of Resilient Power Puerto Rico and Francisco Rodríguez-Fraticelli of Coalición de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de Puerto Rico about key lessons on the relationship between social equity, community livability, and climate adaptation. We will explore on-the-ground efforts in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria (2017) and structural, political, and other barriers to equitable post-disaster recovery.

Alejandra Castrodad-Rodríguez is the Executive Director of RPPR. She has more than 15 years of experience partnering community-based, nonprofit and government institutions to develop local economic empowerment strategies. As a policy advisor, she has led multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral teams focused on reducing inequity and exposure to risk. She was the Chief Resilience Officer for the city of San Juan under the 100 Resilient Cities Program, the Task Force Lead for Puerto Rico’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (HUD-CDBG DR), and Deputy Advisor to the Governor’s Office for the Development of Vieques and Culebra. As a consultant, she has worked with OXFAM-America, ACACIA Network, and Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico.

Francisco Rodríguez-Fraticelli is the Executive President of Coalición de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de Puerto Rico / Coalition Coalitions Pro Homeless Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization located in Ponce and Caguas that since 2003 has served as project coordinator housing and services for homeless agency in 54 municipalities of the island. Among its projects are the HMIS connection Boricua, Coordinated Entry System and the Integrated Alternative Clinic.

Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)