The luminary of the medical sector Roger Jean Charles, the seasoned planner and manager Samuel Colin and the honorable administrator Roger Petit-Frère are the three Haitian citizens – respectively evolving in the United States, in France and in Canada – designated by the FOHPDD for dignity represent the diaspora within the National Transition Council (CNT) created by the Montana Accord initialed on August 30.
Thursday 25 November 2021 ((rezonodwes.com)) –
Selected from a pool of remarkable personalities who presented their candidacy in this fair competition to serve the mother country, these three emeritus representatives of the diaspora would stand out for their experiences, their sense of openness, community commitment, communication and leadership. Given the diversity and complexity of the constitution of the Haitian diaspora, it was not easy for the FOHPDD selection committee to rule on the choices of personalities, especially as other compatriots closely met the required criteria. .
However, in transparency and impartiality, members believe that their choice was guided by the noble objective of seeing competent and responsible Haitian citizens – living in Haiti and in the diaspora – combine their efforts to ensure the well-being of present generations and bequeath a decent legacy to future generations.
A brief glance at the profile of the representatives of the diaspora testifies to the qualitative impact of the interlocutors on whom the mediating institution has set its sights to contribute to the new political orientation in the country.
Roger jean charles
The career of Doctor Roger Jean Charles is crowned with more than 45 years of experience at the national and international level where he has already worked with the most illustrious institutions working in public health. Within the university, international organizations, charitable foundations, community associations, Dr. Jean Charles contributes through his proven science and his sharpened conscience to a plethora of promising projects. Faithful follower of the Hippocratic Oath, Doctor Jean Charles is also very involved in humanitarian actions. He constantly strives to share his expertise at conference-debates, advise young people and provide psychological and other support to the most vulnerable layers.
As a professor-researcher, Dr. Jean Charles has already published in the press and in scientific journals articles and in-depth reflections, particularly on arterial hypertension. After his university career at the UEH, the former FMP graduate continued his academic residency in Boston where he spent most of his professional life there. It is affiliated with a variety of medical organizations including “American Society of Hypertension”, “Boston University Medical Center”, “World Hypertension League”, “Canada International Medical Council of Lourdes”, etc.
On a professional level, he has the skills to develop technical proposals that meet the efficiency criteria required by the main multilateral partners such as: the World Bank, the IMF, USAID, IDB, EU, UNDP, UNESCO. President and founder of the hypertension center in Haiti, president of the Haitian society of hypertension, the rich experience and the many networks to which Dr. Jean Charles belongs constitutes a major asset for Haiti.
Chairman of the board of directors of FOHPDD, initiator of the Inter Haitian Dialogue launched in 2019 to find a sustainable solution to the political crisis, Samuel Colin was the instigator of the planning of several meetings at the international level. Through his strong diplomatic and leadership skills, Samuel has been able to develop cordial relations with many international institutions and personalities around the world. It encourages them to produce pragmatic reflections in order to better identify the eating handicaps that are slowing down the country’s development.
Sometimes with Haitian executives in Haiti and in the diaspora, then with political figures in Europe and America to debate and suggest possible solutions to the political crisis in Haiti, Samuel Colin wears a unifying hat to lead discussion projects successful in favor of the country of origin.
Founder of the Federation of the Haitian Diaspora in Europe (FEDHE), a structure that seeks to bring visibility and opportunities to the Haitian community in Europe, Samuel also chaired the Board of Directors of the FEDHE from 2010 to 2015. In July 2019, he chaired the association “Haiti Plus Juste”, an organization of the Petro challengers movement in Paris to demand accountability in order to avoid impunity in the face of financial crimes.
Samuel is the initiator of several conferences and debates on subjects that concern the diaspora. The situation of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, the commemoration of historical dates, the transfer of knowledge in Haiti, the authentication of the actions of diaspora organizations, the ability to transform the envelope of diaspora aid into a real source wealth, the diaspora and tourism in Haiti, the issue of dual nationality and the vote of the diaspora. These are among other subjects on which Samuel had encouraged compatriots to reflect and propose elements of solution.
Even though he is very attached to his native land, Samuel also promotes mutually beneficial partnerships between Haiti and the rest of the world. Designer of the project “A day of Haiti in France” Samuel Colin aimed to promote a new cooperation between France and Haiti. Several delegations of the Haitian community from the Haitian Parliament were working on the project with the France / Haiti friendship group.
Co-founder of a hotel services company in France, Samuel Colin is also a trainer of technical executives from the AFPEC group involved in the luxury hotel industry. It is always in a friendly atmosphere that Samuel welcomes and glorifies Haitian artists and students to stimulate them to hold the torch of excellence. Haiti has benefited so much from such proof of leadership and social commitment.
President of the admissions committee of the Ordre des Administrateurs Agrés du Québec, Roger Petit-Frère has been the director of the Jean-Paul-Lemay Training Center since 2006. He is co-founder of the Regroupement des interveners et intervenantes d ‘origin Haitienne (RIIOH) . Very involved in various organizations in Canada and Haiti, Roger Petit-Frère is involved in helping to improve the living conditions of our compatriots everywhere on the planet.
Since 2020, Roger Petit-Frère has served as the founding president of Service AdmA RPF Inc., a private practice firm of chartered administrator that offers interim general management, organizational governance and internal accounting services on a collaborative.
A complementary trio of distinguished professionals with a wealth of experience relevant to highly competitive systems, this representative sample of the qualitative diaspora promises laurels in Haiti. From their spirit of commitment, sense of leadership, communication skills, international networking links, these Haitian professionals with undoubted success abroad can enormously help compatriots to adopt proactive attitudes throughout the political dynamics on the scene. national. On the other hand, the CNT will benefit from their knowledge and insight into public projects to be implemented for the benefit of the community.
Obviously, when we know that Haitian compatriots are scattered all over the globe, there would be no plausible way to set up a committee that could represent the entire Haitian diaspora. However, through exchanges with leaders in the main countries with a large Haitian stronghold such as the Dominican Republic, Chile, Brazil, and many others in the Caribbean, it comes back to the CNT committee of the diaspora. to think about identifying focal points capable of conveying the grievances of our brothers and sisters within these countries.
The Montana Accord, a panacea for the current political vacuum
Both qualitatively and quantitatively, the Montana Accord is an ingenious alternative capable of pulling Haiti out of the horrible political quagmire bequeathed by the last decade of terrifying mediocracy. According to the wishes of the Montana Accord, the National Council of the Transition (CNT) must be imbued with objective, participatory and inclusive attributes. All the sons and daughters of Haiti – all ages, all colors, all religions, in rural and urban areas, in the fold and in the diaspora – are invited to contribute their little grains of salt in the construction of the national building.
The particular cachet of the primacy of collective interest over egocentric political ambitions demonstrated by the Montana Accord has made it easier to receive membership from more than 700 local associations and from the diaspora. Gradually, the new lexical field resulting from the said Agreement is making its way into the lives of consistent Haitians eager to savor a new hospitable, welcoming, livable and lenient Haiti for its offspring.
On the one hand, the two other agreements including the PEN and that of the sleepy PM Ariel Henry caught between the anvil of St Michel and the hammer of St-André suffer from the desire to maintain the status quo in the same hostilities, the same vices and the same business of separating the meager national cake. On the other hand, the Montana Accord stands up and is easily digested in all the arteries of society as a promise of a breakthrough transition to cut short the political business “As Usual”.
Haiti must rise from its ashes. For this wish to materialize, the internal and external brains of the nation must unite, create symbiosis and consolidate to reflect on “Best practice” in the best interest of the nation. While human capital is decisive for development, the World Bank estimates that more than 85% of the best trained Haitian brains reside abroad.
By granting a princely place to the integration of the diaspora in the active political life of the country, the architects of the Montana Accord have proven their sense of insight and an inclusive vision. Our respects to these worthy compatriots who have done worthy work and our best wishes to the National Council of the Transition.
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