Humanitarian Sustainability Initiative is part of a consortium of international professionals, some are psychologists, medical doctors, attorneys, government officials, etc.,facing humanitarian and man-made crises. Since 2009 we made Haiti among several other locations priority for our humanitarian interest. These areas include places like the city of Detroit Michigan, the state of California, the rural region of Appalachia, the Sovereign people of the Navajo Nation, etc. Our primary goal in designating these areas and working with them is to create paradigms so that activities and programs in one area could possibly work in areas similar. Currently with increased press on Asian and African collaboration there's a growing interest among some Haitians to build a rapport with Singapore....build a connection or relationship between Haiti and Singapore, an exchange of knowledge, information and ideas for project development and collaboration. Singapore was singled out and suggested by some Haitian professionals that we've been talking to for the last several years. The primary goals of the discussions designated for Singapore are actionable projects that benefit the Haitian people and support the nation of Haiti. Here's a brief outline of collaborative efforts - Haiti and Singapore - An educational exchange of social and economic ideas On the world stage there is great admiration for the resiliency and strength of the Haitian people, and the leadership and success of Singapore in many sectors. Our starting point and usual mode of collaboration is a thoughtful discussion among professionals. The formulation of this group will involve professionals from business, education, government, Think tanks. research institutions, etc. Haiti would like to learn from Singapore best practices in a number of areas in order to emulate and share them. - to encourage a mutual exchange of information and ideas - to learn best practicies and ways to deplore them within Haitian communities - to create a roadmap with actionable projects for the transformation of Haiti, including which institutions to involve and what kinds of oversight and management styles are needed for success As suggested by Haitian professionals The Sectors of interest are the following: - Infrastructure like roads, renewable energy and internet. - Trade - Agribusiness sector - Manufacturing sector - Energy sector - Health sector - Educational sector We're reaching out to the Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College USA to help decide a platform for the discussion and provide facilitators.
These ideas are consistent with the 3-way approach of the national Haiti professionals.... infrastructure, governance, and Clusters
NAAHP is looking toward Haiti's future and how to reach the tomorrow we all dream of. A country with a place on the world stage, a healthy economy, a large tourism industry, a connected diaspora, and strong trade throughout the world. To achieve this shared vision, we have created an NAAHP Haiti Roadmap, a 2020-2040 Vision that will foster the growth and changes that will lead us towards this bright future.
We identified keys to continuing Haiti’s upward trajectory and how to take it even farther through a powerful ecosystem that would facilitate more trade, penetrate the global economy, promote wealth creation and subsequently make Haiti an attractive investment for global companies. Building this ecosystem would create a financial backbone and the stability needed to enhance the economic opportunities of Haiti’s population, including stable education, increased living wages, and more jobs.
Three key components can help us create such an ecosystem: infrastructure, governance, and clusters.
In order to fully step out onto the world stage, Haiti will need the infrastructure to match. To attract more tourism, business, and growth Haiti must become accessible inside and outside of the country. This means improving Haiti’s water, education, transportation, energy, and telecommunications, giving the country the solid foundation it needs to take the next steps.
As Haiti cleanses itself of corruption and looks toward the future, key partnerships in the private and public sectors can help strengthen the laws and regulations necessary to foster business growth within the country and obtain more foreign direct investment. With tightened cyber security, fair investment rules, business licensing regulations, secure ownership rights, competition laws, healthy corporate practices, and increased transparency and accountability, Haiti can dispel lingering fears and form a community inside and outside of the country that stimulates investment and growth.
These clusters will pool together producers, institutions, businesses, economic experts, and other key figures to make groups that create advantages, resources, and connections. Industry-focused, these clusters will be workforce development, capital formation, and entrepreneurship to create sustainable growth. Some of these industries include transshipment, cultural “Eco” tourism, organic crops and foods, and business process outsourcing.
With these three key components, Haiti can create building blocks that lead to a bright and prosperous future. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as our Roadmap 2020-2040 vision is ready to become a comprehensive guideline to Haiti’s future success. If you would like to become a part of this movement, join us at the conference in Miami, Florida. We look forward to hearing your ideas there.