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Canadians in Haiti

Canadians in Haiti

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Canadians in Haiti: Stories of Loss and Remembrance Georges Anglade • Anglade was staying in a house where he was killed

during its collapse o Defined as a “man in three pieces” – geographer, a politician, and a writer. • Anglade was born in Port-au-Prince, and came to Canada. o He was imprisoned under the Duvalier regime and continued to fight for democracy in his native country, Haiti o He was former Haitian Cabinet Minister • “Big bear of a man” huge personality. Douglas Coates • Acting as a police commissioner for the UN mission in Haiti, latest peacekeeping role in four tours of the country. o He saw his peacekeeping mission as more than a job, working together in service of the people. • “Purpose-driven life” and “it was his humanity in the face of inhumanity that defined him as a proud Canadian, a proud member of the RCMP, a proud peacekeeper, a proud father and a proud husband” Tran Trieu Quan • President of international taekwando federation, leend in martial arts world. o Studied engineering at Laval University. • Running a company that helped improve building codes in developing countries, staying at Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince. o “He was one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever met. The goal he held so dear was to make the International Taekwondo Federation a model for all other martial arts organizations and ultimately an avenue by which the world would become a better place.” Dominick Boisraond • Born in Port-au-Prince, moved to Quebec when she was 10, divided her time between Montreal and Haiti o Vibrant woman who loved socializing. • Organizing an import-export business that focused on rice and beans. Mark Gallagher • On a nine-month stint in Haiti. o Training police officers there, as part of the UN’s international peacekeeping mission

” Seven Moves to Peace and Stability Hold Credible Elections • The fall electoral crisis was triggered by insecurity.• “One of new Brunswick’s most beloved Mounties. Plan Together • Growth of Afghan state responsibilities and capacity. social and infrastructure and economic development o Vital for Afghan government to show leadership in this respect Empower the Provinces • Provincial service delivery suffers from an absence of resource and funding o Weak focus. expanded donor commitments. need planning. and planning are distributed among a host of authorities from UNAMA and ISAF in Kabul o Proliferation of demands for priority setting  Strategic Direction within the Afghan cabinet. which led to fraud o Afghan institutions did not have the ability to make legitimate elections o Failing for new institutions • There is at the present little or no prospect of high quality elections being held o Challenging conditions remains slender and deserves widening. weak coordination . Strategy. JCMB o International conference setting Renew the Public Service • The building blocks are in place for a more successful Afghan civil service o The ANDS has set goals and mandates for each ministry and agency • Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) o Largest pooled fund for single country • Priority areas that need funding come to focus: rural development and agriculture. o Effort to stabilize Afghanistan have grown in scale and complexity • Donors.

media. counter-narcotics. continues to face inability to prosecute major crimes o Unlikely result in more than incremental process  May continue to pose handicap to counterinsurgency efforts o Afghan government and partners should consider establishing a special investigator and special tribunal for one or more of the following fields  Terrorism. funds. o Efforts to stop interference should be rewarded by concrete steps to enhance bilateral relations Attack Impunity • Nearly one decade after the Taliban regime fell. and civilian casualties. civil society. suicide attacks. . conditional assistance disallowed. and materiel entering the country from neighbours o Ending foreign interference will not cost Afghanistan as much. PRT’s o Local business justify an accelerated move to provincial level (economic development planning) Reintegrate the Taliban Base • Insurgent fighters have no way of leaving the fight due to reconciliation and reintegration initiatives before the London Conference o Taliban pressure. corruption. and other asymmetric insurgent tactics that threaten the safety of the population End Interference • Principal drivers of Talibal-led insurgency in Afghanistan continue expertise passing. consequences for failure to participate o Work with Afghanistan ulema.• Assets already developed at provincial level by national and other development programs. alienated tribal and community groups and caused their divide • Programs should set clear timelines for compliance. and community groups • Make the threat of IED’s more emphasized and serious.

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