Peter Haas is the founder of AIDG, a small business development and training organization that has helped over 200,000 people get access to solar lights, hydroelectric systems, sanitary services and prefab housing. He is executive director of Ethoco, a new NGO dedicated to getting people out of substandard housing. He has been an Echoing Green fellow and a TED senior fellow. His work has been featured in NPR, Fast Company, Forbes and other media outlets. He spent 3 years working in Haiti as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Haiti Action Network training over 4,000 masons in earthquake resistant construction. He has been a judge for EPA P3, Echoing Green, Guateverde and other business plan competitions. Prior to AIDG Peter vacillated between working in information technology and being a ranch hand. He has a BA from Yale University.
TEDWomen 2013, TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDGlobal 2009
Areas of Expertise
Information Technology, Haiti, appropriate technology, Design for affordability, poverty alleviation
I'm passionate about
Haiti Reconstruction, Technology, BoP Products and Services, Developing Country Seed Finance, Global Warming Adaptation, Design
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Haiti, Bop Tech, finding seed investment opportunities in developing countries