Youth Ambassadors program (YAP) Opens Now!

We are proud to announce the opening of application receptions for the FY2018 Youth Ambassadors program (YAP). YAP brings together high school students between 15 and 18 years old and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Participants ...
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GBV Video Launch

Welcome, everyone! It is such a pleasure to host you all here at the Ambassador’s Residence as we commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.  This international activism campaign runs from November 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10, Human Rights Day.  Gender-based violence ...
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Survivor Storytelling and Panel Advocacy Event

Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo’s Participation in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Survivor Storytelling and Panel Advocacy Event Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Ambassador’s Residence   It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Ambassador’s Residence as we continue to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. From the International Day for the Elimination ...
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Director Greenberg at the Haitian National Police School

On Wednesday, November 15, Allen Greenberg, Director of the Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator, accompanied by the Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo, and other Embassy representatives, met with Director General Michel-Ange Gedeon at the PNH police School. Director Greenberg extended his condolences to the Director General and to the families of the fallen police officers ...
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Director Greenberg Visits Glory Industries and Etoile du Nord

Director Greenberg, Chargé d’Affaires Diallo and USAID Director Thomas saw first and hand how Haitian businesses work with the US to create jobs, enhance technical skills, and strengthen supply chains. This Global Entrepreneurship Week we recognize GLORY Industries Haiti and Etoile du Nord and implementing partners, BRANA, SMASH PAPYRUS, and PADF for their commitment‎ to ...
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Director Allen Greenberg Visits Haiti

The U.S. Embassy and newly arrived Director Allen Greenberg from the Haiti Special Coordinator’s Office, congratulate First Lady Martine Moise on her appointment as President of the Global Fund Coordinating Mechanism. The‎ USG looks forward to working with her on health related projects, such as immunizations and nutrition.
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Participation of HNP SWAT Unit in Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition

The U.S. Embassy’s office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is supporting ten officers from the Haitian National Police SWAT unit to travel to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the annual SWAT Round-Up International competition. This year’s competition will be held on Sunday, November 12-17, 2017. SWAT roundup is celebrating 35 years of ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 – Call for proposals

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 – Call for proposals The U.S Embassy Port-au-Prince and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Cultural Heritage Center of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). U.S. Ambassadors Fund ...
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2018 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Opens Now!

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) seeks candidates for the 2018 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI). The Study of the United States Institutes program provides foreign participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The five-week Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, ...
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Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti

Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti Supported by CDC Published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti country office contributed to 12 articles recently published in a supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The reports ...
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The Global Ugrad Application Opens Now!

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by World Learning.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During ...
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Braille Equipment Handover Ceremony

Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo Remarks Braille Equipment Handover Société Haïtienne d’Aide aux Aveugles October 19, 2017   Esteemed National Coordinator of SHAA, dear Commander of the Security Cooperation Office, dear USAID Education Team, and dear distinguished guests; good morning to all of you. I want to welcome you all once again to this exciting event. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo Sees Firsthand the Impact USG Support Has at Saint Damien Hospital

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo visited Hôpital Saint Damien/Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs (HSD/NPFS) on October 18th, 2017, to see the impact of U.S. Government (USG) support on Haitian health services. The Chargé visited the laboratory and the children’s HIV clinic, then learned of the projects implemented by the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) ...
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VOA Affiliate Journalism Training

Chargé d’Affaires Diallo Opening Remarks VOA Affiliate Journalism Training October 9, 2017, 9 a.m. Best Western Hotel, Port au Prince     Good Morning. It’s a pleasure to see you all this morning, including long-time friend, Joan Mower.  It’s great that three top VOA media professionals from Washington, all Creole speakers with Haitian roots, are able to conduct this training.  You ...
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Meet Watson Cesaire from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Have you ever wondered if medical practitioners ever strive to improve care from the public’s perspective? Meet Watson Cesaire, founder of Sante Lakay, an organization dedicated to enhancing health care in Haiti through clinics and educational programs. Sante Lakay strives to provide accessible dental and primary medical care throughout Haiti. Watson was previously the Vice ...
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Meet Jacquelin Alcius from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Jacquelin Alcius co-founded the Club Entrepreneurial  Acces Jeunes , an accelerator and incubator which focuses on providing training to help develop business plans, teach fundraising strategy, and encourage management and leadership principle. Jacquelin previously worked at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Institut Universitaire des Sciences Juridiques ...
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Chargé Robin Diallo Attends “Retour sur Elan Haiti 2016” Event

Groupe ECHO Haiti Retour sur Elan Haiti 2016 SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 MARRIOTT HOTEL   Good evening. Minister of Tourism, business sector leaders, friends of the media, and change makers. I am told the word “Elan” can be translated as a run-up or launch for young people to work towards a better Haiti.  I am here ...
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Meet Altagrace M. Maignan from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Meet Altagrace  Michele Maignan , founder of Belle Créole, a micro-enterprise program that empowers people, particularly young women, who are living with HIV and AIDS to rise above their circumstances through learning a skill and creating and selling their creations. She currently serves as a Project Manager at Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas. Altagrace holds a license in ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Visits IBESR

L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR) welcomed U.S. Embassy consular representatives  to discuss the role their organization plays in upholding Hague intercountry adoptions laws, and protecting the rights of minors in Haiti. (IBESR staff in picture from left to right: Ms. Marie Naderge Sanon – Receptionist, Ms. Gertha R. Francois – Chief of ...
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Meet Miguelito Jerome from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Miguelito Jerome, CEO of Critic-Haiti and founder of  500Gourdes.com , a website that allows Haitians to sell their services and products worldwide. Its mission is to help skilled young people expose their talents, offering a solution to the high unemployment rate. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris VIII.
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Visits University of Haiti in Leogane

The Academic and Exchange Program Manager of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti met with students and professors of the Rehabilitation Department of the Episcopal University of Haiti in Léogane to talk about scholarships offered by the Embassy to Haitians.  Our Information Resources Center also donated a book collection to the Rehabilitation ...
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Meet Jeffsky Poincy from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI!

Meet Jeffsky Poincy, founder of  BUSY  (Business-driven Solutions for Youth). The organization aims to promote and foster social and economic empowerment of marginalized youth in Haiti by encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting their work with business solutions. They work with the communities and the youth clubs to develop and run sustainable economic programs. Jeffsky previously worked for ...
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Third Graduating Class for HNP Mechanics

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Nicholas Hilgert participated in the third graduating class for HNP mechanics on September 15. The 34 graduates in today’s ceremony represent the HNP’s Community Police, the Coast Guard, CIMO, and other units as well as the cities of Croix des Bouquets, Port-de-Paix, Hinche, Fort ...
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2018 Community Solutions Program – Open!

The Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy invites interested Haitian citizens to submit an application for the 2018 Community Solutions Program.  This professional development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX gathers influential global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, ...
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Haitian Participants at the 2017 Community Solutions Program

Haitian participants Anne Lisberth Jean and Elie Joseph attend the FY2017 Community Solutions’ program welcoming lunch. Among the 2593 applications received from 72 countries, their passion and effectiveness in their work resulted in Haiti securing two key slots. Elie Joseph and Anne Lisberth Jean will respectively acquire practical knowledge on dental care delivery  and women ...
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The IRC at La Grotte in Turgeau

Children are the future and they deserve to dream. The students attending the parish school high up a steep hill  in the neighborhood of  La Grotte  de Turgeau received that powerful message during an IRC caravan interactive reading activity. The inspiring and true story of Michael Jordan who followed his dream to become a basket-ball ...
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Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Leadership Ceremony

Always on the move and seeking to engage with a diverse audience, the IRC caravan stopped on the outskirts of Pétion-Ville to participate in the graduation of YWCA-Young Women’s Christian Association- summer camp and leadership academy. This “Train the Trainer” program empowers girls and shapes future leaders!  The girls competed to become part of a ...
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Youth Day 2017

Ever wonder how entrepreneurs endure the ups and downs of creating a business? In honor of International Youth Day, we welcomed YLAI Alum Vanessa Alexandre and Makendy Smith to share their lessons learned with recently returned alumni from the Youth Ambassadors Program. Two heads are always better than one – be they to share opportunities ...
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Representatives from CDC and USAID Meet with First Lady Martine Moïse on Increased Childhood Vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti Office Country Director, Dr. David Fitter, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Office, Ms. Barbara Hughes, met with the First Lady of Haiti Mrs. Martine Moïse and members of a Gavi-led immunization-focused delegation last Wednesday, August ...
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What is Summer Vacation Without going to Camp? A Swimming Camp at That : Making it Even More Special!

What is summer vacation without going to camp? A swimming camp at that: making it even more special!  The IRC-Information Resource Center cheerfully left Port-au-Prince, last week to share a reading session in the Bercy area, right passed Cabaret. “La petite fille aux singes: l’enfance incroyable de Jane Goodall” read by our colleague Celia Milord, ...
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21 Years! Milestone Worth Celebrating Monique Calixte Library at FOKAL

21 years! Now that’s a milestone worth celebrating.  On this anniversary the Monique Calixte library at FOKAL invited regulars and new comers to learn about the wide umbrella of programs offered by the Information Resource Center-IRC and the Harold Courlander American Corner. Our English conversation practice clubs, book programs and donations, thematic and special interest ...
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Visit by U.S. Congressional Delegation to Haiti

A Congressional delegation visited Haiti on July 30 led by Representative Jeff Duncan, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere within the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.  The delegation scheduled a visit to Haiti as part of a four-country trip focused on strengthening regional security cooperation and coordination.  Chairman Duncan traveled with ...
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The Information Resource Center – IRC Summer Caravan is Back on the Road!

Our first stop was to visit the all-girls summer camp at the YWCA Haiti (Young Women’s Christian Association Haiti) in Place Boyer (rue Goulard). Their mission is to empower girls and young women through education, mentoring, guidance and leadership.  When we arrived, that morning with our team of 5, a box and bright orange t-shirts ...
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Humphrey Program Participant from Haiti at UC Davis

Ing. Pierre Merolien Lovens was selected for the Hubert Humphrey program to do research on telecommunication engineering during one year at the University of California Davis in the United States. Yesterday he conducted a wonderful presentation on “Technology Policy in Haiti: A look to the future”. The faculty staff and his classmates were happy to ...
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NY City’s YMCA Global Teen Program in Haiti

When the Greater NY City YMCA Global Teen Program, the YMCA Haiti volunteers and the Embassy’s English Conversation Club meet up, the learning experiences, exchanges, and language practice, opportunities are countless. The guest speakers of the day, Mr. Loyd Harrison of Human Resources and Mr. Indran Amirthanayagam of Public Diplomacy spoke about potential career opportunities ...
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Workshop with 24 Young Women at Union School

Fulbright Alumni Marc Alain Boucicault conducts a workshop on leadership for 24 young women who have been granted the English Access Micro-Scholarship Program. It was a good mix of creativity, passion, dedication and energy that gave the most wonderful and resourceful workshop ever.They have learned the different qualities of a leader, and how they can work together for ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Bids Farewell to New IVLP Participants

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti bids farewell to Carene Desir and Sandra Jn-Gilles as they  travel to the United States to attend the State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on “The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in promoting Women’s issues”. Through this program, they will have the opportunity to discuss the interplay between Non-Governmental Organizations ...
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First Promotion of Teachers from the “Anseye pou Ayiti” Program

Congratulations to the first promotion of experienced graduate teachers in the two-year program organized by Anseye pou Ayiti! We congratulate this promotion of teachers for this great achievement for the Haitian community and we wish them success in their task of providing an education of quality to haitian pupils. Special congratulations to the Program Director ...
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Virtual Internship Opportunity with the Federal Government

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year there are more than 1,300 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government. Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on ...
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Gender Based Violence (GBV) – Prevention and Treatment

We are working together on the prevention and treatment of GBV, especially in adolescent girls and young women. One in three Haitian women aged 15–49 has experienced physical and/or sexual violence at least once in her life. Our outreach includes: Access to economic opportunities Access to secondary education GBV prevention at the community level Comprehensive ...
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English Conversation Club with University of Florida (UF)

During this week’s English Conversation club at the US Embassy,  the participants had the pleasure of welcoming Ms. Victoria C. Shelly who is the Student Life Coordinator from the University of Florida’s (UF) English Language Institute located in Gainesville. They learned about the very versatile English language program at UF through their interactive brochure that ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan and members of the U.S Government (USG) health team visited Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), a state-of-the art 300-bed hospital facility operated by USG collaborator Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL).  HUM opened in 2013 and was built through the combined efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and Population ...
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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

Over the last six years the Government of Haiti has implemented new and effective strategies and Haiti has significantly expanded access to PMTCT services. PMTCT coverage now reaches 90% of HIV-infected pregnant women identified by our programs and together our HIV/AIDS prevention activities have resulted in a steady decline in the positivity rate of HIV ...
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Support to the PLHIV in Haiti

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) works in collaboration with the Government of Haiti. We provide comprehensive clinical care and support services to people living with HIV (PLHIV) at both facilities and in the community. We support our partners to ensure all PLHIV have access to a continuum of care and treatment ...
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Departing 2017 “Youth Ambassadors”

Girls and boys, ranging in age from 15 to 18, hailing from diverse areas of  the country, have just left Haiti to participate in the Youth Ambassador Program. Their three week long program in the United States is organized by Global Potential under the auspices  of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. During this ...
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CDA Shukan Site Visit to CIVITAX at City Hall in Delmas

Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan attended a demonstration of the computerized tax collection system called CIVITAX at City Hall in Delmas. This site visit is an opportunity to meet with the Mayor of Delmas, Mr. Wilson Jeudy, and learn about the importance of CIVITAX system which is a specialized computer software to improve tax collection and ...
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“Wednesday Talk” English Convo Club during World Refugee Day

To commemorate World Refugee Day (June 20th), our  “Wednesday Talk”  English conversation club had the privilege of having Father Isaia Birollo an Italian priest living in Haiti. He studied theology in the United States and lived there for a number of years.  He belongs to the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians, ...
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Haitian Entrepreneur Lyne Vanessa Alexandre Joins Regional Workshop in Kingston, Jamaica

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, in collaboration with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, and Meridian International Center is hosting the “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship,” to examine unique challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, and encourage growth and collaboration outside of the region. From June 5-6, ...
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YLAI Network Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship

100 young entrepreneurs from around the Caribbean are in Kingston, Jamaica this week for the YLAI Network Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship. Follow #YLAICarib for a glimpse into the workshop, speakers (including Sir Richard Branson ), and their collaborations! 2016 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI participant, Lyne Vanessa Alexandre of #PROCONA , will represent #Haiti . Become a force for change today. Join the YLAI Network to grow as ...
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Judge Jean Ralph Prevost, IVLP Participant

The Public Diplomacy Section of the US Embassy in Haiti bids farewell to Judge Jean Ralph Prevost as he travels to the United States to attend the State Department International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) on “Children in the Justice System.” Through this program, he will have the opportunity to explore the U.S. judicial system with special ...
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USAID/LEAD Diaspora Challenge Initiative Winning Entrepreneurs Meeting

As the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) open application seasons comes to a close tonight, Charge d’Affaires Shukan congratulated USAID/LEAD Diaspora Challenge Initiative winning entrepreneurs and encouraged them to continue to engage and mentor Haiti’s rising young entrepreneurs. They accepted the challenge and took time to congratulate & inspire our 2016 Youth Ambassador! ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit at Community Health Rally Post in Fermathe

Chargé D’Affaires Brian Shukan visits a community health rally post in Fermathe today to commemorate #WorldImmunizationWeek and the importance of vaccine delivery in Haiti. Immunizations are critical to ending preventable child and maternal deaths in Haiti, and the US government supports the Ministry of Health in their efforts to increase national coverage of all vaccines to ...
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Open Competition for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017-2018

The Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce its annual open competition for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017- 2018. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, public service commitment, and the capacity to take full ...
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EPI Cultural Exchange Teaching Program

Are you interested in working as a teacher in the United States and serve as a cultural ambassador to Haiti? We are looking for adventurous Haitian kindergarten to 12th grade teachers to work in U.S. public schools while developing their professional skills. Through EPI cultural exchange teaching program, you will have the opportunity to work ...
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USAID Haiti Mission Director Jene Thomas visits SHAISA

Today in Croix des Bouquets, President Jovenel Moise and USAID Haiti Mission Director Jene Thomas visited SHAISA, makers of Famosa tomato paste and ketsup, to attend the first production of Famosa made with tomatoes grown in Haiti. Thanks to a partnership between SHAISA and ANAPAAH (Association Nationale des Agriculteurs pour L’Avancement de l’Agriculture Haitienne), a ...
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Journey to Storyland

The “Quinzaine du Conte” started at FOKAL’s Bibliothèque Monique Calixte (BMC) on Saturday March 18, 2017 with a book and publications exhibit as well as entertainment for children. During the first week, library patrons discovered different books through reading and storytelling.    Every morning books were displayed on the library’s tables with a note inviting patrons ...
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National Spelling Bee

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is proud to have sponsored the 3rd Annual Haitian National Spelling Bee which was held on March 24th at Karibe Hotel. A/DCM Thomas opened the event and he reiterated the U.S. Embassy’s dedication to supporting education initiatives in Haiti. We would like to congratulate the excellent participants but would like to give special recognition ...
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Haitian National Police School graduation

The Haitian National Police School graduated 946 new police officers from the 27th Promotion, including 80 women, on March 27. President Jovenel Moïse congratulated the new recruits. The U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) of the U.S Embassy in Port-au-Prince has been supporting the Police School for many years, building new infrastructure at the school and assisting with the recruitment process, ...
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