A Club de Madrid Initiative implemented with the financial support of the European Union
Since the 2010 earthquake, Haiti has mainly switched from a humanitarian aid phase to a development phase. However, persistent political instability could jeopardize the progress being made. Haiti faces urgent challenges in the field of governance, such as the holding of elections to renew the Senate and local authorities, the tense relations between the executive and legislative branches, the inability of parliamentary groups to agree on legislative and governmental initiatives. In the medium term, Haiti should adopt and implement democratic reforms ensuring an inclusive and participative approach.
In this context, the Club de Madrid and the European Union have launched a project aiming at supporting Haitian leaders to overcome the current political challenges and, at the same time, promoting dialogue to address Haiti’s structural obstacles to democratic reform.
Club de Madrid members will be working directly with Haiti’s political leaders (President, Prime Minister and their cabinets, heads of Parliament and opposition political parties) over a period of 18 months, providing peer-to-peer strategic and independent counsel and support. This initiative is structured around six high level missions. These will allow Club de Madrid members, in coordination with the European Union, to accompany the Haitian leaders and main stakeholders in their discussions, actions and policies. The aim is to offer relevant support in designing their own solutions to face key challenges such as social cohesion, state reform, the electoral process, constitutional reform, building an enabling environment for investments and judicial reform. Project objectives will be achieved through bilateral meetings with Haitian leaders, the facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops, targeted consultations and working sessions with civil society, academia, the private sector and religious leaders; the development of working documents and briefing papers on specific topics to inform dialogue and negotiations, and public outreach activities such as conferences on democratic governance.
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