Creating Haiti2.0 – A Key Caribbean Perspective on Renewal

Outside opinions  on the rebuilding of Haiti are as plentiful as fallen mangoes after a thunderstorm. One sees more celebrities and soon congress people on the TV coverage than the aids workers.

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Sure resources and attention to the on-going challenges are vital in the recovery process.  There are  also key attributes of Haiti’s renewal that the outside world cannot provide.

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A recovery program that will ensure the healing of the Haitian soul, and the preservation of the Haitian culture will need the engagement of the Haitian Diaspora playing a vital role, and the Caribbean community supporting the process.

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The Haitian diaspora has a talented pool of professionals  who have begun the arduous effort.  But, how about the wider Caribbean community?

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Well, one name on every short list of a person whose contribution will make a marked difference is Dr. Claire Nelson.  For those who are not familiar with her, here is a brief introduction.

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Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President

Institute of Caribbean Studies

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Dr. Claire Nelson has been actively engaged in the business of international development for over twenty five years, working in the area of project development and management, with a particular focus on private sector development. This Renaissance woman has been described as a Social Entrepreneur, Futurist and Change Leader.

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Dr. Nelson is the first Jamaican woman to hold a Doctorate degree in an engineering discipline . Dr. Nelson holds Industrial Engineering Degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Purdue University, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University.

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She has served on numerous Boards and Committees including: US Department of Commerce US/Caribbean Business Development Council; Advisory Board; DC Caribbean Carnival Association; International Think Tank, Commission on Pan-African Affairs, and National Society of Black Engineers-Alumni Extension to name a few.

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It was our privilege to catch up with her and listen to her observation on Haiti’s rebirth.

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Click to listen to Dr. Claire Nelson’s keen insights on Haiti

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How are You Re-imagining Haiti 2.0?

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Pise krapo ogmante larivy è.

 

The frog’s pee adds to the river. (Every little counts.)

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I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.

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