This event, focused on strengthening social science research in Haiti through collaboration with social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be held at the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince, from 16 to 21 June 2014. It will contribute to delivery of results planned under the Management of Social Transformation Programme (MOST).
The international seminar will help create a critical mass of Haitian professionals with strengthened skills in the social sciences. This will enable them to better fulfill their responsibilities both at the academic and policymaking levels.
The proposed seminar in Port-au-Prince will supplement current activities of collaboration in the area of social sciences led by the Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO) in Haiti under a programme of international cooperation launched in 2012 with the State University of Haiti in which UNESCO's Social and Human Sciences Sector has been participating.
The event will adopt a format which has been used by CLACSO over recent years in the organization of seminars and workshops designed to function as social science forums to develop and promote critical perspectives which could advise policymaking.
The working method of CLACSO schools comprises two main dimensions: plenary debates organized around keynote presentations on selected themes, and small group workshops focused on specific research areas. The actual work of participants extends beyond the intensive one week sessions of the school because each participant will be asked to prepare an article for publication based on a research proposal.