On the ground in response to Typhoon Haiyan: Stacy McCoy's Personal Testimony
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Super-typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013 in the Philippines, resulting in approximately 8,000 deaths and disrupting the livelihoods of 5.6 million. Hundreds of development agencies provided humanitarian relief, including Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Stacy McCoy will share her experience helping to implement an assessment of options for farmers needing seeds for the upcoming planting season in the aftermath of the super-typhoon and put this in the context of CRS’s Integral Human Development framework.
Stacy McCoy is an MS/PhD student in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University with six years of international development experience promoting improved livelihoods for rural agrarian communities. Stacy worked with CRS in Rwanda as an International Development Fellow from 2008-09, and subsequently as an Agro-Enterprise Program Manager in Afghanistan from 2009-2012. Stacy began her graduate studies at Purdue in the fall of 2012, and over her winter break spent 4 weeks supporting the CRS response to super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.