Haiti support project receives 2-year extension
<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand; font-size:10px;color:grey;" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Photo_groupe1_500.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;">Centre, Uder Antoine, the Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, with representatives of the three participating governments and the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), the project agent.</span>
On November 7, 2007, the governments of Québec, Canada and the Republic of Haiti signed a five-year memorandum of understanding to implement the Haitian Governance Enhancement Project (PARGEP). A meeting of the joint committee was recently held in Port-au-Prince, and it was decided to extend the project for an additional two years to continue the solidarity efforts following the 2010 earthquake.
The Government of Québec is pleased to continue its commitment to PARGEP. The project is a good example of the importance it accords to its relations with Haiti, both in terms of bilateral relations and international solidarity.
Donald Leblanc, the Director of International Solidarity - Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa, at the Ministère des Relations internationals, who represented the Government of Québec at the event, also took advantage of the meeting to honour the memories of Anne Chabot and Anne Labelle, two Services Québec employees who died during the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
Special mention for PARGEP
In addition, on International Civil Defence Day, Thierry Mayard Paul, the Haitian Minister of the Interior, Territorial Collectivities and National Defense
Vincent Vermandèle, Co-ordinator, Bureau de l’information d’urgence, Services Québec; and Rhodes Jules Garçon, local PARGEP officer.
Québec’s public expertise, which is provided to PARGEP by Services Québec in collaboration with other international partners, has made remarkable improvements possible in Haiti’s national risk and disaster management system. This support is greatly appreciated by the Government of Haiti, as shown by the recognition ceremony held at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince.
Haitian Governance Enhancement Project (PARGEP) (French only)