Environmental and Economic Opportunities for Growth and Development in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

A practical and open discussion between Haitian and Dominican thought leaders focused on the environment as a uniting concern towards the creation of a bi-national sustainable development framework. After the webinar the YIA will convene a working group for those interested in continuing the discussions.

The dialogue was locally organized by Gerald McElroy, Yale ’09 (Haiti) and Anton Tejeda, Yale ’88 (Dominican Republic).

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm ET

Where: online

Registration: Register Here


  • Professor Gordon Geballe, Associate Dean for Student International Engagement, Lecturer in Urban Ecology Yale School of the Environment
  • Dave Fils-Aimé, Yale College ‘10

Haitian Panelists:

  • Guy Francois, Former Minister of the Diaspora
  • Joseph Harold Pierre, Economist
  • Michèle Pierre Louis, Former Prime Minister and Founder of FOKAL

Dominican Panelists: 

  • Eladio Fernández, Nature Conservation Expert and Photographer
  • Milagros De Camps, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment (Yale MA ‘17)
  • Prof. Víctor Gómez Valenzuela, Environmental Economist and Professor at INTEC

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