Mountain Majesty: The History of CODEP Haiti – Where Sustainable Agricultural Development Works, Volume 2
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Series: Mountain Majesty, Book 2
Genres: Haiti, History, Sustainable Development
Tag: Haiti
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2018
Length: 240 pages
ASIN: B079K4SLCX
ISBN: 9781940013336

In Mountain Majesty: The History of CODEP Haiti Where Sustainable Agricultural Development Works, Volume 2 John Winings continues the history of this remarkable organization, focusing in this volume on the the inner workings and complexities of CODEP as it grew into today’s highly successful, locally-managed Haitian NGO. Professionals and academics will find a vital case study in organizational leadership and sustainable agricultural development. Casual readers will enjoy the cultural insights and personal stories that illustrate how CODEP managed to make hope grow on trees in rural Haiti.

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About the Book

Where Hope Took Root and Leaders Found a Path Forward in Haiti.

What makes…an organization successful? A leader effective? A community thrive? In impoverished, disaster-prone Haiti?

From rural Haiti and the Presbyterian Church (USA) comes an inspiring tale of leaders, of community strength and of two cultures that found a way to plant hope. 

In the Léogâne Commune in the mountains of Haiti, CODEP (the Comprehensive Development Project) has planted more than 13 million trees and hundreds of miles of grasses over the past 25 years. This agricultural development project has slowly but surely restored dignity to the people of this area. Children no longer suffer malnutrition; the health of people in the community has improved and teenagers feel less need to try their luck in the big city. CODEP has built water tanks and homes and gardens. Communities are able to sell their goods to a wider market and local leaders have been trained to run the organization.

How did all this come about, and what can we learn from it? 

In Mountain Majesty: The History of CODEP Haiti Where Sustainable Agricultural Development Works, Volume 2 John Winings continues the history of this remarkable organization, focusing in this volume on the the inner workings and complexities of CODEP as it grew into today’s highly successful, locally-managed Haitian NGO. Professionals and academics will find a vital case study in organizational leadership and sustainable agricultural development. Casual readers will enjoy the cultural insights and personal stories that illustrate how CODEP managed to make hope grow on trees in rural Haiti.

About the Author
John V. Winings

John Winings came to his role as executive director of Haiti Fund, Inc. following a successful 25-year career in industry. His broad skills in science, marketing, manufacturing, technology transfer and top management uniquely qualify him to provide the kind of insights evident in this book.

After receiving his BS and MBA from the University of Illinois, John worked for Occidental Petroleum Corporation and The BOC Group before moving to North Carolina in 1990. Here he has been a turnaround specialist for venture capital firms with portfolio companies needing strong leadership and has served as a consultant to individuals and organizations needing renewed energy and focus.

A life-long Presbyterian, John has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1978. He was a charter member of Wake Forest Presbyterian Church and is a Commissioned Ruling Elder who served two churches in New Hope Presbytery (North Eastern North Carolina), Butner Presbyterian Church and Clayton New Church Development. John was interim executive of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the PCUSA from 2007–2008.
John was commissioned as the Executive Director of Haiti Fund, Inc. in 2005. Haiti Fund is a validated ministry of the Presbytery of New Hope.

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, John and his wife Debbie moved to Haiti where John took on the additional position of director of CODEP while continuing his Haiti Fund work. Since 2012, he has served with two Haitians (Edvy Durandice and Clement Tercelin) in the Office of the Director of CODEP, where the three of them share responsibilities as CEO.

John and Debbie live in Wake Forest, NC, and have three children and five
grandchildren.

Connect with John at www.JohnWinings.com

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