Statement of Purpose

Haiti Initiative Consortium for Rebuilding and Improving Higher Education Mission StatementThe major purpose of the Consortium is to help rebuild and improve higher education in Haiti through participation of Haitians, within and outside of Haiti, and with leadership and material support from Haiti and selected members of the international community.

This statement of purpose, proposed and approved by conference participants, reflects the fact that there must be changes and improvements in Haitian higher education. These changes are necessary in order for the system to respond more effectively, as Haitians have long sought, to the social, cultural, and economic needs of the society. The challenge therefore, is not simply to support rebuilding the system, but to improve it. This statement of purpose provides a clear guideline for the work of the Consortium in reaching its goals.