MAPPING THE HAITIAN DIASPORA FOR ENGAGEMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HAITI
Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA) in partnership with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) plan to map the Haitian diaspora in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since 2017, the MHAVE has openly expressed the need for a recensement, a mapping of Haiti’s diaspora, to collect comprehensive information for integration of Haitians living abroad into Haiti’s National Development Plans.
The objective of this mapping exercise is to better characterize the Haitian population abroad, their locations and regions of origin, and other data points such as: financial, social, and human capacity, their needs, challenges, and socioeconomic opportunities, particularly in trade and entrepreneurship.
This mapping will help to shape a more strategic and mutually beneficial relationship between Haiti and its diaspora to boost the government’s capacity to engage the diaspora more effectively to meet sustainable development goals. Additionally, this project will build upon the existing dynamics of diaspora engagement to foster Haiti’s socio- economic development nationally and locally.
Stay tuned for more information.