Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
The writer academicianof Haitian origin Dany Laferrière declared "The symbolism of the Academy is extremely powerful and I intend to use it to build the bridge that I strive to install between Haiti and Quebec, two communities responsible for the Francophonie in America. They must avoid looking daggers. I also want to be a bridge between America and Africa. In Paris, where I now meet with my peers, we discuss things and others, the literature is made of these details barely identifiable, which give it its salt."
Situation of HIV / AIDS in Haiti
Craig McClure, Head of the HIV / AIDS Section at UNICEF Headquarters met and discussed with the staff of Haiti’s office the situation of the disease in the country. Although the HIV prevalence declined in the last 10 years (it is now at 2.2%), the disease affects more young people, more women and more people in rural areas. Craig coordinates UNICEF's work on HIV and AIDS at global level.
Haitian Film Distribution in Africa
Hans Patrick Domerçant, the President of "Motion Picture Association of Haiti" (MPAH) and Dr. Victor O. Olatoye, President of the "Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards" (NAFCA) signed a memorandum of agreement to allow the distribution of Haitian films on the African market. In this protocol, it was agreed that the NAFCA will make a criticism Haitian films to present them to African public and Haitian movies will be selected to compete as part of the "African Oscar".
FAES and the World Bank provided an update on "Kore Fanmi"
Friday, the Fund Economic and Social Assistance (FAES)
met with the staff of the Social Protection of the World Bank and the National Coordination oàf Project "Kore Fanmi". This meeting allowed representatives of the World Bank, Ms. Lucy Basset and Ms. Ana Ocampo, to discuss with Klaus Eberwein, Director Gerneral of FAES and officials of "Kore Fanmi" on the progress of the project.
Payment of first installment of the PSUGO...
On Wednesday, the National Credit Bank (BNC) began the operations of transfer of the first tranche of funds [for the 2013-2014 academic year], to the non-public schools (in good standing)involved in the implementation of the Universal Schooling Program Free and Compulsory (PSUGO). These payments should be completed this weekend.