“Two centuries of turmoil and foreign meddling have left the Haitian state anemic.”Jonathan M. Katz,
Journalist and author of The Big Truck: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Our model is unique, transformative and sustainable. Many well-intentioned organizations have unknowingly fed top-down systems of corruption and oppression, or have enacted programs that were ineffective, operated in silos, or did not lead to local self-reliance.
- Realigns power imbalances and transforms dependencies into self-reliance
- 100% driven and managed by our Haitian partner, APSHA
- Local experts lead and implement all CEI initiatives in Haiti
- Works in an integrated approach, not in silos, applying same educational and transformative methodologies in all initiatives
- Can be applied in any disenfranchised/economically distressed community anywhere
BUILDS CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURES
- Through integrated community-wide initiatives
- Builds capacity personally & systemically
UNLOCKS PERSONAL AGENCY
- Restores human dignity, self-respect, trust & hope
- Results in transparency, accountability, & local investment that leads to sustainability
- Increases personal prosperity
CEI’s Team Leaders are committed to creating a more just and equitable world, whether they’re working in economic development, cultural exchange programs, the arts, or any other of CEI’s programs. Team Leaders work together in a systems approach that considers economic stability, environmental integrity, and social equity as being equally fundamental.
CEI believes that sustainable development requires a systems approach that considers economic stability, environmental integrity, and social equity as being equally fundamental, regardless of the specific project objectives. We strive to address the relationships among these elements in all our work.