Haiti

USIP works to promote reconciliation and reconstruction in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, through on-the-ground conflict resolution training in at-risk communities, nationwide legal reform, and regular public forums in Washington, DC for policymakers.

'Positive Deviants’ Point the Way in Peacebuilding Master’s Program

USIP’s Project Coordinator Amanda Munroe worked with participants in the Future Generations Graduate School during the third of the partnership’s international academic residential sessions from March 31 to April 7, this time in Jacmel, Haiti.

“Positive deviants.” The term seems bizarre at first glance, but the idea – that positive examples can inspire a broader society – became the focal point of the third face-to-face meeting in a Master of Arts program in Applied Community Change and Peacebuilding, a partnership of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding with the West Virginia-based global non-profit Future Generations.

Amanda Munroe
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:01
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Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

USIP panelists say that, while elections may need to be held, as in the case of long-delayed senate and local elections, more effective pressure and support should be exerted to produce lasting, legitimate results.

Viola Gienger

Haiti’s election conundrum, with the frequency of balloting surpassed only by the intensity of infighting over the process, may boil down to this: a necessary evil.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:52
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Can Elections Save Haiti?

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 09:30
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:30
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Haiti’s president and parliament appear deadlocked in another effort to form a Permanent Electoral Council in the manner prescribed in the country’s complex 1987 constitution. On March 25, USIP convened a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the challenges of governing Haiti and holding elections in a timely manner.

Haiti’s president and parliament appear deadlocked in another effort to form a Permanent Electoral Council in the manner prescribed in the country’s complex 1987 constitution. Failure to resolve the problem will result in further delays in holding elections, but is the annual round of elections the answer to Haiti’s problems? Is there another approach to achieving the effective governance that Haiti requires to rebuild shattered infrastructure, resettle tent camp dwellers, and resume progress toward a brighter future?

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Haiti: Three Years On

Three years after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti is experiencing rebirth, but also the effects of repeated natural disasters. Haiti’s government has received regional diplomatic recognition and has launched a campaign to promote tourism and investment. Haiti is enjoying a rare period of political stability since Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was installed in March 2012. Rubble is largely gone from the streets of Port-au-Prince. Construction has begun on new justice, interior and foreign ministries and parliament.

Haiti: Turning the Page?

Confirmation of a new prime minister by Haiti’s parliament provides an opportunity to rectify previous missteps and begin moving Haiti toward a peaceful and prosperous future.

Summary

  • Progress toward a better Haiti during President Michel Martelly’s first year was undermined by a multitude of political crises.
  • Confirmation of a new prime minister by Haiti’s parliament provides an opportunity to rectify previous missteps and begin moving Haiti toward a peaceful and prosperous future.
  • An important indicator of the new prime minister’s agenda for improving conditions among Haiti’s impoverished majority will be the success of new social programs.
Robert Maguire
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:56
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Haiti's New Government

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 09:30
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:30
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Unfortunately, the principal speakers are unable to arrive in Washington in time for this event. There are no current plans for rescheduling.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact Alison Laporte-Oshiro at alaporte-oshiro@usip.org.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Unfortunately, the principal speakers are unable to arrive in Washington in time for this event. There are no current plans for rescheduling.

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Providing Justice in Haiti

This report is based on the panel presentation and the views expressed at a public forum hosted by USIP’s Haiti Program on February 15, 2012 discussing justice in Haiti and the path forward for judicial reform.

Summary

  • In spite of the Haitian government’s stated priority of improving rule of law, a Haitian court’s decision not to prosecute former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity has cast doubt on the sincerity of that commitment.
Robert Maguire
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:05
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May 7, 2013

USIP’s Project Coordinator Amanda Munroe worked with participants in the Future Generations Graduate School during the third of the partnership’s international academic residential sessions from March 31 to April 7, this time in Jacmel, Haiti.

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Willene Johnson, Raymond Gilpin

Learn how to formulate economic instruments within a strategic framework for economic development in vulnerable and conflict-affected states, using case studies and simulations set in Kosovo, Haiti, and Sudan.

Practitioners will explore the analytical links between economic activity and conflict as well as the practical constraints and rewards of using economic instruments of conflict management.

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Amanda Munroe
USIP’s Project Coordinator Amanda Munroe worked with participants in the Future Generations Graduate School during the third of the partnership’s international academic residential sessions from March 31 to April 7, this time in Jacmel, Haiti.
USIP panelists say that, while elections may need to be held, as in the case of long-delayed senate and local elections, more effective pressure and support should be exerted to produce lasting, legitimate results.