About Peter


Peter Haas is the founder of AIDG, a small business development and training organization that 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.

Job Titles

Executive Director, AIDG Principal, Fifty Frogs

About Peter Haas’ work

Small and medium enterprise incubator in Haiti and Guatemala

Companies and organizations

TED, Clinton Global Initiative, Echoing Green Fellows, DC401 (hackers), AS220 (hackspace), TEDxProvidence

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Jan. 06, 2004 - Present

Small and medium enterprise incubator in Haiti and Guatemala

Project website

Peter Haas on the TED blog


Time for change in Haiti: TED Senior fellow Peter Haas responds

January 13, 2012

On the TED Fellows Blog today, TED Senior Fellow Peter Haas writes this powerful essay, considering the two-year anniversary of the deadly Haiti earthquake. The National Palace is still in ruins 2 years on. Photo Credit: Cat Laine – http://www.paintedfoot.com Today is the two-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and I wanted to […]

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