Shaping the Future Leaders of Haiti

Fifty by 2030:  By 2030, there are fifty (50) BEL Initiative alumni with Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Haiti. They are leading the way, and building Haiti, a developed nation.

BEL Initiative Vision:  Haiti is an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean.

BEL Initiative Mission:  To stimulate investments, job creation, and sustainability in Haiti by driving Business Development, promoting Entrepreneurship, and cultivating transformational Leadership.

Cohort 2018 Program Dates:   July 8, 2018 – July 22, 2018

About BEL Initiative

The BEL Initiative seeks to stimulate investments, job creation, and sustainability in Haiti by driving business development, promoting entrepreneurship, and cultivating transformational leadership. In 2018, the B.E.L. Initiative (Cohort 2018) will provide up to 10 outstanding young leaders from Haiti the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher-education institution for 2 weeks with support for professional development after they return home. The initiative focuses on key areas that can re-define the economy of Haiti including, agribusiness, tourism, renewable energy and international business.

Our 2018 host campuses are Georgia Institute of Technology and Albany State University. The first week will be spent at Albany State focusing on business and leadership, and the second week will be held at Georgia Tech exploring business and technology.

Cohort 2018 Schedule:

Focus Area Institution 2018 Dates
Business & Leadership Albany State University, Albany, GA 7/8 – 7/15
Business & Technology Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 7/16 – 7/22

During the program, participants gain a deeper understanding of targeted industries and create economic solutions through entrepreneurship and scholarship. At the end of the program, students pitch their ideas and/or solutions to an audience comprised of members from the Chamber, local entrepreneurs and business owners, program instructors and various stakeholders within the community.

2017 Cohort and Future Leaders of Haiti

Pwochen Lidè News and Important Information

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