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Bridging the gap
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifteen Haitian entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), according to the U.S. Department of State, which heads the regional program.
Over the next six months, the Haitian fellows and their counterparts will collaborate with companies and social enterprises in 20 U.S. cities to deepen relationships and increase business ties between the United States and their respective countries, the agency said. Once they complete the program in July, they will join more than 1,000 YLAI Fellowship Program alumni.
Launched in 2015, YLAI is the State Department’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. It aims to empower emerging entrepreneurs from the Western Hemisphere with the training, tools, networks and resources needed to strengthen economic and social development across the region.
About 280 business and social entrepreneurs from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada were selected for the program implemented by IREX, a global development and education organization.
The 15 Haitians selected are:
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by The Haitian Times, The Haitian Times
January 31, 2022
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