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Kallipolis Haiti Public Policy Boot Camp


Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT

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Amos Francois, is a political consultant from a modest family in Gros-Morne, Haiti. At 22, he obtained his first...

Amos François

Founder, Amos François Consulting

Emmanuela Douyon is a Haitian economist, activist, blogger, and speaker. She is the Executive director of POLICITÉ, a consulting...

Emmanuela Douyon

Executive Director, POLICITÉ

Giordanna Vanessa is a student in a Master’s degree program in Public Administration with an option in International Administration....

Giordanna Vanessa Calixte

Masters Degree Student, Public Administration

Kimberley Allonce, M.P.A, is currently a second-year Doctoral Student in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF)....

Kimberley Allonce

Doctoral Student in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida

Kristen Casimir, a rising star in Georgia’s campaign and policy space, and is now an associate with ConnectSouth Public...

Kristin Casimir

Associate, ConnectSouth Public Affairs

On September 16, 2018, in Bradenton, FL, our founder Marc Henry Jean launched YES TO LOVE. no to hate...

Marc Henry Jean

Founder, YES TO LOVE

Born October 3, 1991 in Gonaives, lawyer and painter, and Writer. Eldest daughter of her family. She is married...

Nicaela Bien-Aime

Lawyer, Painter, and Writer

I am 24 years old, one of the most socially active young women in Haiti according to 4-better magazine....

Pierrie Ganaelle Toussaint

Thematic Coordinator, Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rosny CADET is a Mole St Nicolas native. I am currently doing a M.S in political science and analysis...

Rosny Cadet

Assistant du Secrétaire Général de la Chambre des Députés

Sam was born in Atlanta, GA, however, grew up in many other places thereafter. All throughout his childhood, it...

Samuel Buissereth

Digital Marketing Manager, NAAHP

Tachana Joseph-Marc currently works as a policy analyst at Florida Policy Institute focusing on criminal justice and affordable housing...

Tachana Joseph-Marc

Policy Analyst, Florida Policy Institute

Yvel Marcelin graduated from the State University of Haiti (UEH) at the Faculty of Sciences in Electronics Engineering. He...

Yvel Marcelin

Co-Founder and Director of Data Engineering, BI Solutions


Citizen engagement in public matters is directly linked to good governance and better policy outcomes. Addressing the current situation in Haiti necessitates the substantive engagement and participation of young people in public policy debates. However, civic engagement and participation among young people in Haiti remains relatively low. Good governance and democracy are in peril when future generations are not civically engaged in what goes on in their communities. Implementing good public policy in Haiti requires that citizens are equipped to engage in meaningful conversations about the country’s most wicked problems. Informing and educating young people on the importance of public policy ensures that they feel empowered to engage in community-problem solving. Now more than ever, good public policy is crucial in our quest for a country that is equitable, sustainable, and inclusive.

Topic Focus Areas

  • Raise awareness on the importance of public policy
  • Inform high school/university students on the policy making process
  • Educate high school/university students on policy analysis and policy evaluation
  • Provide the opportunity for high school/university to students to hear from policy experts and lawmakers
  • Urge students to critically analyze, evaluate current and/or proposed policies, and generate policy recommendations
  • Equip high school/students with policy advocacy tools and strategies to effect change in their communities

Symposium Goals

This Public Policy Bootcamp seeks to inform high school/university students on the policy making process in Haiti and equip them with the policy advocacy tools and strategies that they need to effect change in their communities.


September 18

  • 11:00 am – 11:10 am: Opening Remarks
    • Kimberley Allonce
    • Samuel Buissereth
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Public Problems & How to Solve Them
    • Speakers: Kimberley Allonce
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Policy or Politics? Understanding the Haitian Public Policy Process
    • Moderator: Kimberley Allonce
    • Speakers: Emmanuela Douyon, Rosny Cadet
  • 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Public Policy and Youth Engagement

    • Speakers: Pierrie Ganaelle Toussaint

September 19

  • 11:00 am – 11:10 am: Opening Remarks
    • Kimberley Allonce
    • Samuel Buissereth
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Framework for Analyzing Public Policies
    •  Facilitator: Tachana Joseph-Marc
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: The ABCs of Public Policy Evaluation
    • Facilitators: Kimberley Allonce, Yvel Marcelin
  • 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Lobbying & Public Policy: Advocating for Policy Change

    • Moderator: Kimberley Allonce
    • Speakers: Marc Henry Jean, Kristen Casimir, Amos Francois


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