Former Republic of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to Deliver Keynote Address at National Association of Haitian Professionals Annual Conference

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The conference focuses on interconnected themes of advocacy, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in the context of uniting Haiti and its Diaspora

The Honorable Laurent S. Lamothe, LSL World Initiative founder and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, will deliver a keynote address at the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) Annual Conference on November 14, 2015. Focusing on the interrelated themes of advocacy, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in the context of uniting and strengthening Haiti and its Diaspora, the NAHP Annual Conference brings together dominant thinkers on Haitian government development and civil society to discuss effective collaboration. The fourth annual conference will begin on November 12 and conclude with The Golden Honors Award Gala on November 14 at Florida International University’s (FIU), Key Biscayne campus in Miami, Florida.

“I am honored to partake in the NAHP Annual Conference and to be in the company of such distinguished leaders in government, business, entrepreneurship, academia and social advocacy,” said Laurent S. Lamothe. “The NAHP plays a critical role in inspiring the professional achievement of the Haitian people, and I look forward to a productive and effective dialogue about how to engage, uplift and support Haiti’s students and professionals in a competitive global workforce. I am grateful to the NAHP for creating this platform to allow increased collaboration between Haiti and its Diaspora in order to sustain social and economic development.”

Specifically, Laurent Lamothe’s address will center on the untapped potentials of Haiti, especially in the field of innovative financing. Haiti, says Lamothe, is an example of a developing country finding innovative ways of being more self-sustainable in the future.

The NAHP Annual Conference’s panel discussions, debates and workshops will focus on the following:

  •     Professional advancement strategies that prepare students and professionals for a competitive global workforce.
  •     Forging a viable advocacy framework for governments from origin and destination countries to effectively collaborate with the Haitian Diaspora and NGOs for the improvement of Haiti’s social and economic development.
  •     Share knowledge of philanthropic and social entrepreneurship opportunities related to improved social and economic success in Haiti.

To learn more and to register for the 4th Annual NAHP Conference or gala, visit nahpconference.org/registration.

About Laurent S. Lamothe

Laurent S. Lamothe successfully served as Prime Minister of Haiti between May 2012 and December 2014, the longest tenure of any Haitian Prime Minister in the last three decades. During his time in office, using innovative financing, Lamothe presided over the design and implementation of an important social policy agenda that targeted the most vulnerable sectors of the Haitian population. Lamothe also presided over the largest infrastructure development in recent memory that included schools, bridges, roads, and which are now clearly visible throughout Haiti.

Lamothe brought to the office of Prime Minister an entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism that earned him the title of 2008 Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Lamothe obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Barry University in Miami and in 1996 earned his MBA with honors from University of St. Thomas. In 1998 Lamothe founded Global Voice Group SA (GVG) considered today a world-leading provider of ICT solutions for telecom and fiscal authorities. He served as CEO of GVG until he stepped down to assume his public sector duties with the government of Haiti.

About LSL World Initiative

The LSL World Initiative is a global organization dedicated to the socio-economic empowerment of emerging countries, with a proven track record of results that benefit the most vulnerable populations. The LSL World Initiative helps governments attain their sustainable development goals in line with national needs and priorities.

About NAHP

Founded in 2011, the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by a diverse group of forward-thinking industry experts, youth leaders, faculty, public and nonprofit sector professionals from Haiti and its global diaspora. NAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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