The Embassy of Haiti, the Green Family Foundation (GFF), and Fokal are sponsoring the first annual Haiti Cultural Economy Forum (HCEF) with the help of their partners, the Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), Eritaj Foundation, Inc., Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP), Vassar Haiti Project, and Plas Timoun. The forum, organized under the title “Remake the Landscape, Retain the Spirit: Strategies for the Rebirth of Haiti through Her Arts and Culture,” will be held August 20-21, 2010 at The Embassy of Haiti at 2311 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20008. Since the activity is free and open to the public, there will be limited seating; attendees are encouraged to pre-register.
The Haiti Cultural Economy Forum aims to develop a cultural economy initiative for Haiti with all partners to submit to the Haitian government, the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC), international donor countries, the Haitian Diaspora, media, and agencies involved in the development of Haiti’s Plan of Vision.
Leaders and communities around the world recognize the vital importance of culture’s economic contribution to society. HCEF has invited Haitians from all over and Friends of Haiti to discuss culture and its role in building a stronger economy and society for Haiti, while fostering opportunities for partnership in areas of mutual interests.
HCEF is designed to build cultural, artistic, and economic development opportunities through the convening of like-minded Haitian leaders and Haiti supporters from around the world. This forum provides participants an opportunity to mobilize available assets, identify needed resources to articulate Haiti’s future, and explore new partnerships.
To register, please see www.haiticultureforum.com/register or call (301) 637-4934