Haiti, Dominican Republic Launch Binational Observatory

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have officially launched the 'Binational Observatory' with a mission to achieve mutual understanding between the two nations in the perspective of a sustainable social and economic development.


'Binational Observatory' is a consortium of universities from these two countries, created with an objective for this purpose which will work with the analysis of ongoing issues on four priority research themes, such as migration, education, environment and trade. 'Binational University Observatory is a consortium of 7 universities, 3 from Haiti (Quisqueya, the Episcopal University of Haiti and Notre Dame) and 4 from the Dominican Republic (the Universidad Educación y Cultura Acción Pro, the University Instituto Superior de Agricultura, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra and the Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña).

During the first two years, these seven universities will carry out fieldwork jointly on the four priority themes. The National Observatory is a part of Joint Bilateral Commission's (CMB) support program, established to create and strengthen ties and harmonize relations between the two neighboring countries.

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