The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) to Host 6th Annual Conference on Haiti Diaspora Economics at New York University



The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) will be hosting its 6th Annual Conference at the New York University Law School November 2nd-4th, 2017, themed “Diaspora Economics: Identifying Economic Opportunities for Haitians in the Diaspora and at Home in Education, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development.”

This year’s conference, with a focus on identifying opportunities for students and professionals interested in career opportunities and engaging Haiti’s Diaspora to augment the Diaspora’s growth of economic power at the local, national, and international level, will include panels, workshops, and roundtables intended to pave educational and career pathways, initiate thought-provoking discussion, and challenge attendees to be innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking for the advancement of students, professionals and entrepreneurs in Haiti and the Diaspora.

“This year’s conference is focused on providing training in critical areas needed to thrive in the professional environments in the Diaspora and in Haiti. Workforce development is something we will dive deep into this year as well as other central issues that impact our economics. We are thrilled about what we have prepared for our conference attendees this year.” Serge Renaud – President of NAAHP

The NAAHP’s work has centered on connecting a global community of students and professionals, providing them with career advancement and educational resources, while fostering transformative relationships between NAAHP members and stakeholders across various industries in order to aid students and professionals in further developing in the workforce. As with past conferences, the conference will include a kickoff reception on Thursday night, and a closing dinner on Saturday.

This year we are pleased to announce that Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Haiti, Danielle Saint Lot, Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Harvest, JP Michel, Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl A. Racine, and President of Cumberland Community College in New Jersey, Yves Salomon-Fernandez have agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s conference. We are also pleased to announce that our Congressional Host Committee is comprised of U.S. Senator for New York, Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York’s Eighth Congressional District Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, New York’s Tenth, Congressional District Congressman Jerrold Nadler, New York’s Fifth Congressional District Congressman Gregory Meeks, and New York’s Fourth Congressional District Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. Our Host Committee also consists of Assembly member, State Committee Woman and District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District Rodneyse Biochotte, Chief Executive Officer Scimetrika & Scitovation Dr. Jean G. Orelien, and President, CEO and Co-Founder of DMS International, Magdalah Racine-Silva.

For more information on the NAAHP 6th Annual Conference, including sponsorship, speaker information, event registration, schedule and volunteering please visit


About the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP)

The NAAHP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 to prepare Haitian Professionals for leadership positions, increase the number of successful Haitians in the diverse business community, and engage the Haitian Diaspora in development. The NAAHP is a vital resource in the advancement of Haitian professionals, entrepreneurs, and students; and we are committed to building intellectual and economic wealth within the Haitian community in the Diaspora and in Haiti through the development of partnerships, networking, and access to resources.


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