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haesgrouppicThe Haitian-American Association of Engineers and Scientists, HAES welcomes you to our web site. Here, you will be able to obtain information pertaining to our association, and have the opportunity to participate in our online activities. If you are already a member, we hope that you will find this site's interactive features useful. If you are not yet a member, it is our sincere hope you will want to join us once you find out more about us!

 
The HAES Journal - Winter 2015

HAES Journal                                                                       Volume 1, Issue 3, Winter 2015

Editorial Staff:
Max E. Massac (Executive Editor)
Marc A. Leveille
(Format Editor)
Serge Stiven
(Graphics Editor)       

                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-VOTE: A SOLUTION FOR ELECTIONS IN HAITI?

 

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   Countries using forms of e-voting include the US, Brazil, Belgium, Estonia, the Philippines and India. The term “e-voting” includes online voting where electors can cast their ballot from any computer using a secure ID. E-voting technologies are being used in some of the biggest world democracies for more than a decade. E-voting is being piloted in more than 40 countries. Why not have e-voting in Haiti?

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CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGEMEM_executive_pics_001a
by: Dir/Chair Max E. Massac, P.E.

  Greetings to all, and welcome to our Winter 2015 edition of the HAES Journal! On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2016! Hoping everyone had a great 2015. In this issue of The HAES Journal we have a special focus on how engineering and technology can contribute towards the advancement of democracy and society in Haiti and elsewhere in the world. We also have an election process underway for the 2016 HAES Board of Directors, where we use e-voting to allow for high and efficient participation.

EVENTS CALENDAR

- Monthly Meeting 
2016 BOD Installation
Jan 15, 2016,

6:30 - 8:30 PM

-  Monthly Meeting 
Feb 19, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
 
THE ROLE OF MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE IN POVERTY REDUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIESCassandra_Honorat
by: Cassandra Honorat,  
BA, International Relations
MA, Diplomacy/International Conflict Management
  Infrastructure “the basic equipment and structures (such as roads and bridges) that are needed for a country, region, or organization to function properly” (Merriam-Webster online). This article will focus on the role of a modern infrastructure as a tool of development and the part our engineers, both in Haiti and abroad, will have to play alongside our policymakers to usher in an era of progress.                 
ELECTION OF 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORSimage515
by: Dir/Sec Serge J. Stiven, C.E., P.E.

  This year HAES is going High-Tech for the 2015 Board Election. HAES is using  E-Vote system to select its Board members. On December 21, 2015 Evite email was sent to all the HAES members to start the process of electing the new board members and directors. If all goes according to plan, the new board members and directors will be in place by the beginning of 2016.

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RURAL ELECTRIFICATION: GOOD OR BAD POLICY?Sevigne_Castor
By: Sevigne Castor, MBA, BEE, BE

 

  The blind faith placed in rural electrification during the 1960s and 1970s as being a key to energy development policy has been questioned in recent years by many.  A decade ago, rural electrification was perceived by some experts as a magical force which would transform poor areas into highly productive regions.  Advancing power electrical lines into poor rural areas was synonymous with providing the necessary infrastructure for quickly bringing them into the twenty first century. 

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EDUCATION REFORM IN HAITI:
APPLIED SOCIAL JUSTICEimage582
by: Dir Marc Antoine Leveille,  I.E., M.U.R.P.

    Throughout the course of human history social equality has been at the forefront of upheavals and revolutions. Since the declaration and adoption of human rights by the United Nations in 1948, social justice has driven this ideal of equality to constitutional heights. In this regard, a world class education system has been the main engine used to reduce inequality and promote upward mobility throughout social democracies.

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INDUSTRIAL MARBLE IN HAITI
by: Dir. Briand Lafalaise, Geologist / EducatorBriand_Lafalaise

   The geology of Haïti is made of three major petrology components: a volcanic rock (basement in the south), a volcano-sedimentary rock in the North, and a sedimentary rock that covers the basement and the central part of the country. The sedimentary rock is the one that can be commercialized as industrial marble in Haïti.

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A SOCIAL CONTRACT FOR HAITI:
THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACHMireille_Sylvain-David
By: Mireille Sylvain-David, Sociologist

  In defining a social contract for Haiti, it is important to go back to the history of the country and analyze the inhuman slavery system under which the country emerged from in the beginning of the19th century. 

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IS E-VOTING A SOLUTION FOR ELECTIONS IN HAITI?