Haiti Presidential Candidates Meeting on Economic Development and Investments Hosted by Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA) at the George Washington University’s Funger Hall.

The first ever town hall meeting of Haitian Presidential candidates will be held at the George Washington University Funger Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington D.C., on September 15, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm, in partnership with the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) and the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP).

The town hall will be moderated by Dr. Robert Maguire, Director of Latin America and Hemisphere Studies, Roberson Alphonse Section Head at Le Nouvelliste and Nathalie Liautaud and International Development Specialist and HRA Board Member. In an effort to foster collaborative engagement amongst attendees and online participants, questions will be drawn from a live audience and social media via Facebook & Twitter #HRATownHall.

This event will be streamed live in the US, Haiti and various parts of the Caribbean. The town hall will be webcast live via the internet and broadcast live via Radio Television Caraibes (RTVC) and other media outlets.

This event is open to the media and the public, but space is limited. Reserve your space.

The following Haitian Presidential candidates, Jean Henry Ceant of Renmen Ayiti, Steeve Khawly of Bouclier, Jean Clarens Renois of UNIR, Charles H. Baker of Respe, Simon D. Desras of Palmis, Mario Andresol, an independent, and Mathias Pierre of Konsyans Patriotik are all set to take the podium to discuss why they are running for this monumental position. They will also discuss their platforms and a variety of issues such as taxation, energy security, infrastructure, currency devaluation, a stagnant economic, declining of diaspora and foreign direct investment, trade imbalance as well as redefining Haiti’s place in the 21st century global market place.

About HRA:
HRA, a non-profit based in Washington DC, is the leading diaspora organization promoting business development and investment in the Caribbean. Its vision is to connect the region to the global market place and position the various local economies for long-term sustainable growth.

Haiti's next President will need to tackle a variety of issues from energy, infrastructure, education, import/export, to currency devaluation and inflation stabilization etc., in order to redefine Haiti’s place in the 21st century global market place.