A group of 28 young professionals from Haiti and around the world are collaborating in an unprecedented way to organize the very first international youth forum in Haiti from November 15-18, 2014 at the Henry Christophe Campus in Limonade, Haiti. The project is led by Marc Alain Boucicault a Haitian Fulbright who is launching the initiative half way through his current exchange program at American University in Washington, DC
Elan Haiti 2014 is formed from a series of panel discussions, tours, workshops and roundtables devoted to an engaged, profound, sincere, committed and inclusive reflection, on Haiti among young active Haitians and Internationals in order to promote horizontal exchanges and dialogues necessary on major national issues, while promoting concrete actions for the development of a country full of potentials. A core group of 100 millennials from across the globe have been competitively selected to serve as a special delegation for the three-day symposium, which is expected to draw about 300 attendees. Entrepreneurs, activists, young leaders, and other participants will be leading discussions on pressing issues in Haiti in the fields of education, environment, entrepreneurship and international cooperation. The event will also include a business plan competition.
“This forum is groundbreaking and will foster thought leadership, critical thinking, and will facilitate the development of a strategic vision and action plan led by young leaders and supported by high level networking with experts and key officials for a change in my country” said Marc Alain Boucicault, the General Coordinator of ELAN Haiti and founding member of Groupe ECHO Haiti, the youth organization hosting the event.
This project is one of many inspired by talented young scholars from around the world who have been part of this unique academic and cultural exchange adventure in the United States facilitated by the Fulbright program continuously extending its valuable network of great minds.
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