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United Nations Foundation joins as a sponsor

June 14, 2019 [Port au Prince, Haiti] The Haiti Tech Summit is pleased to announce that the United Nations Foundation will be joining the 3rd Annual Summit as a sponsor and launcher of the Haiti Tech Summit’s Health Innovation Hub. The United Nations Foundation’s works to build communities and incubate initiatives to support the UN and its priority issues, including achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance and Global Health teams will be featured on the “Innovation and the SDG’s“panel to present the work they are supporting Haiti’s health and environment sector including opportunities to invest in the future of Haiti’s sustainable development,

Speakers Sabine Bernard – Senior Associate, Malaria United Nations Foundation and Dave Fils-Aime, Haiti Project manager, Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation will discuss how the United Nations Foundation along with their developmental partners are implementing innovative approaches using technology to help Haiti accelerate towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These approaches include innovative technology solutions that is helping advance malaria elimination in Haiti and the use of multi-faceted strategies to increase access to clean cooking solutions. 

“Our partners’ work to end malaria in Haiti depends on community health care workers’ access to reliable technology, so we are excited to support the Haiti Tech Summit,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. “This is a pivotal moment in Haiti’s efforts to become malaria-free. The Haiti Tech Summit is an important place to convene industry leaders, digital marketers, and entrepreneurs to generate ideas that will ensure a healthy, malaria-free Haiti.”

The Haiti Tech Summit is excited to welcome the United Nations Foundation and partners to the 2019 Summit. Learn more about the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets, Global Health and Clean Cooking Alliance visit their booth at this year’s Health Innovation Hub at the Haiti Tech Summit.

About Haiti Tech Summit: Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine Souffrant NtimHaiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative to turn Haiti into an international tech hub by 2030. Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, etc. RSVP to join us on June 20-22, 2019.

About Nothing But Nets

A campaign of the United Nations, Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Nothing But Nets provides direct support to the Malaria Zero Alliance, an innovative initiative and consortium of partners with a common goal of malaria elimination in Haiti. Spearheaded by the Unites States Center for Disease Control and Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, the Malaria Zero Alliance partnerships with the public and private sector in Haiti, NGOs and UN agencies are accelerating malaria prevention and treatment efforts using technology to support and revitalize the country’s health information system

With 48 hours to go, we continue to keep you informed with updates on the 3rd annual Haiti Tech Summit 2019. Last week we shared Part 1 of security protocols and today we follow up with security protocols Part 2. 

No action is needed for ticket holders. Just arrive at PAP airport and we take care of the rest. To inform you of the process and experience, we outlined the procedure as we have done yesterday. 

Wednesday- Early Arrivals 

We have already welcomed dozens of speakers and participants who requested to come early. To rsvp for early transport and extra early night stay at Decameron- email us at[email protected] 

Thursday June 20th Arrival Day

Police Escort Service – 7am until sunset. 

Locals- Ticket holders only! Please arrive at the airport at 7:00am sharp. You will see Haiti Tech Summit banners at the departure gate waiting area where all police escorts and shuttles will be parked. For those coming with their personal cars to be apart of the entourage- please be prepared for the Police to take photos of your license plate and line up your car. Once we have all locals seated and private cars accounted for, we will leave to Decameron. 


Internationals- All ticket holders received an email to submit their flight information. Haiti Tech Summit ambassadors with t-shirts will welcome you when you land to help you get to your luggage and exit to the escort cars. The line up will look like how we did yesterday afternoon- with escort cars in the front, middle and back. (See yesterday’s line up below)


Security Supported Helicopter

Yesterday we finalized all schedules for transport. VIP Internationals ticket holders + speakers and notified sponsors will be received on site starting at 7am. Meet at the same location as shuttle service for transport to Helicopter pick ups. 


Friday & Saturday 

  • Shuttles for locals to arrive will start at the airport same location at 6:30am each morning. 

Sunday Departure Day 

  • All protocols for Thursday will be enforced. Exits start at 5am through the morning to leave Decameron to airport drop off for all participants. 

This message is meant to be made as a point of transparency not a point of concern to all of the stakeholders who love, respect and believe in our mission. 

We again reiterate that we are aware of protests that occurred over the weekend into Monday. Our team (including the founder) took security details to survey the road to Decameron, bridges, and activity. We are a go. We have International Security Protocols. We have a different logistical support network for Haiti Tech Summit because we are the largest tech conference not only in Haiti but the entire Caribbean. Thus we have both public and private security for transport, pick up, onsite management, and airport drop-off for both local and international participants. You will not be alone at any point of the experience. We usually have 140+ group pick ups every hour at the airport; starting at 7am until late night on arrival day June 20th. As a reminder- each transport is led and followed by armed police and security to divert and speed through traffic. 

We’ve had these security measures every year as our 1500+ alumni, can testify to as featured in their testimonials and reviews. We are committed to this 13 year initiative to Haiti and hope you can join us to experience it for yourself. 

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