Haiti’s Lamothe Heads to United States


Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country on Tuesday for a week-long trip to the United States, his office announced.

He will be joined by National Education Minister Vanneur Pierre and other advisors.

The trip will include visits to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Harvard University and Columbia University and multilaterals including the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington.

At MIT, Lamothe will meet with the MIT-Haiti team behind the STEM Cyberlearning project, which seeks to create a set of “Creole language-based technology-enabled active-learning resources for STEM higher education in Haiti,” according to the programme.

The project is currently being funded by a five-year grant from the US National Science Foundation.

Haiti’s Ministry of Education will sign a memorandum of understanding with the MIT-Haiti initiative.

Following his Boston trip, the Prime Minister will visit Washington for talks with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was recently appointed the Special Envoy for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on global education.

Note: an earlier version of this article reported that Education Minister Pierre Winnower would be accompanying the Prime Minister. National Education Minister Vanneur Pierre will in fact be on the trip, not Winnower.


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