Arol Ilerand lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and grew up in rural Haiti in the Department of Nippes.
He is passionate about bringing better farming techniques and crops to smallholder farmers, empowering them through the development of local community leadership, and restoring depleted soil in rural Haiti.
Arol has a B.S. in Agronomy from the Université Episcopale d’Haïti (Port au Prince, Haiti — 2005); an M.S. in Territory, Heritage and Environment Management, with Specialization in Geographical Information System Management from the Université Jean-Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France — 2011); and another M.S. in Land settlement, with specialization in Rural Development from the Université Lumière Lyon 2 (Lyon, France — 2012).
Since 2005, Arol has worked as a consultant (Diagnostics and Improvement of Community Development) for several institutions and NGOs in Haiti that include World Vision International, NCA: Norwegian Church Aid, Haiti’s Ministry of Agriculture, the State University of Gonaives, and for Krik Krak at Croix des Bouquets.
His work has included coordinating community diagnostic and disaster risk programs. Arol has taught high school and college courses in agricultural development and environmental conservation.
Arol is an advocate for community development and social change.
He is one of the founders of a local Non-Politics Organization (VACCAN) that advocates for youth social integration, contributes to the formation and improvement of education and the environment, and builds relationships of cooperation and partnership with organizations who have similar objectives.