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A politically active Haitian diaspora that has coordinated leadership representative of the diversity within that community, and is mindful of representing the needs of the homeland, can be the most effective advocate for improving Haiti’s socioeconomic condition through the diaspora’s consistent involvement in shaping and influencing their country of residence’s policy toward Haiti (e.g. , Haitian-Americans shaping U.S. policy toward natives in Haiti). In order to shape the policy, own the policy by having a focused agenda and strategic plan of action that meets Haiti’s long-term and short-term needs.

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My vision for Haiti is similar to The Faces of Martial Arts: To elevate Haiti in new and necessary spaces, to broaden perceptions and for every Haitian child to have access to information, knowledge and feel the power and confidence to excel into the best they aspire to be.

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My vision for Haiti is robust human capital development.  Haitians are so strong, resilient, creative, inventive, and energetic.  If they are empowered to drive the country forward they can, they simply need tools. 

In an ideal world, the first step would be redirecting public funds to education at all levels for intensive educational foundation-building. 

Second step would be vocational training and grant programs that provide skills and resources to help Haitians realize their potential. 

Third step would be public investment in the industries that see the most potential for Haitian employment to ensure that those that are trained are able to use their skills for personal gain, purpose, and community building.

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My vision is to see people living in dignity and free of poverty through business. Our history, culture, people and land are simply BEAUTIFUL! We have so much to offer the world. We can be prosperous while preserving and sharing globally those things that make us who we are. I think that the actions that we in CHES and other wonderful visionary leaders are currently taking are the ones that will lead to that reality.

 

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I dream of a Haiti where every citizen has an opportunity to thrive. I dream of a Haiti that can meet the basic needs of her people. Her people will have jobs with wages that can support a family. Education and opportunity for their kids. I dream of Haiti with the proper infrastructure to support advances in technology. I dream of Haiti with a government that is autonomous and is equipped to make decisions in favor of her people and where laws are obeyed no matter who you are.

Avanse Ansanm will focus on wealth building initiatives, civic engagement, and education. We will educate members of the Haitian diaspora, adults and children alike, on the history of Haiti, the current state of Haiti, and the roles that they must play to ensure the betterment of the Haitian Community in this generation and in generations to come.

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At the Forefront believes a healthy democracy is dependent on active, engaged citizens and that true democracy is not possible without women. I’ve set out to active and engage Haitian women in the political process because I believe it will strengthen democracy in Haiti.

Women make up more than 52% of Haiti’s population, but are not adequately represented in public office. My vision for Haiti is one where the government reflects the people it aims to serve and where women have equal opportunity to lead in elected office. A Haiti where the level of women’s political participation is high and where women make up no less than a third of the overall government.

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My vision for Haiti is for our beloved country to regain its title as the “Pearl of the Antilles.”

Historically, Haiti has been one of the countries that has endured the most turmoil. However, due to the brunt of travesties that have unfortunately occurred, people have started to misinterpret Haiti’s struggle as reflective of its people. One cannot simply categorize Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere without understanding the history that precedes the statement.

My vision and hope for Haiti is to rise above the negative implications that surround the country, often bestowed by the media. Ultimately it is my desire that Haiti will become a hub of technological advancement within the Caribbean. There is so much room for growth within Haiti that it makes the country a breeding ground for innovation.

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My vision for Haiti is for her to evolve into a fully actualized ‘state’ – both in terms of a nation-state capable of providing the most basic needs of her people and defending her tangible and intangible borders while also cultivating an environment where the country is truly thriving culturally, socially, economically, politically and otherwise.

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My vision for Haiti is vast and there is not enough space to write it on here but I believe that the first step is having leaders with a 50-year HAITI plan. All the sectors come together and work towards that common plan. Decentralization and green infrastructure would be the gate to our success. Opening up the country to agriculture and education would have a huge positive impact on our autonomy. Port-au-Prince should remain the capital and Haiti should become the capital of the African Diaspora in the Americas.

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