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News / October 1, 2021

The Download: Haiti


From the shocking assassination of their president to a deadly earthquake and the crush of Covid, Haiti has dominated the headlines the past several months.  But on this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, find out why the media doesn’t always get the story about Haiti right, and why the news isn’t all bad for the Caribbean’s 2nd largest island.  

We’ll hear from a few of the consortium’s partners working on the frontlines of Haiti’s fight for democracy.  Plus, two Haitian electoral experts sit down to talk with Adrienne about the future and where their hope lies in seeing their nation transformed.  

Plus, Tony Banbury, the President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, shares a life-altering experience which put him at the center of tragedy and transformed his thoughts on Haiti’s future.   

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award. 


Find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the player below: 


Special thanks to: 

  • Tony Banbury, President & CEO, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • Matt Dippell, NDI Deputy Regional Director
  • Roger Mitchell, IRI Program Manager
  • Jude Jeudy, NDI Program Director
  • Fitzgerald Jean, IFES Consultant


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Download the transcript from this episode here. Download the episode here.


This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through CEPPS. Established in 1995, CEPPS pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: IFES, IRI, and NDI. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 
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