Nobel Prize, how to prepare the next Haitian candidates?

By 2054 and well before this historic date, the still healthy fragments of Haitian civil society, through what remains as elite, in collaboration with the largest community of Haitian-born researchers, academics, scientists, creators and leaders established in the world , should define a new agenda for Haiti’s recovery. Such a national struggle or conspiracy to safeguard being Haitian should be part of winning decision-making positions in international institutions and guaranteeing the promotion of the best candidates of Haitian origin to win the most prestigious international awards and, why not, a Nobel Prize?

In the list of Nobel laureates in 2018, to date, there were already 900 winners only about twenty women. No black as a Nobel Prize in science. With 14 black winners, including ten for the Nobel Peace Prize, three in literature and one in economics. Haiti as a front-line country has so far no winner. It was in 2021 that the first South African author was dedicated to literature. Why don’t Haiti and Africa win the Nobel Prizes for science (physics, chemistry)?

Defining, developing and defending the next Haitian nominations for the next editions of the Nobel Prize in Science, Economics, Literature or World Peace involves many investments over several years and decades, priceless sacrifices, a national agenda, a considerable investment and a safe and secure environment for researchers and laboratories. Through a multidisciplinary, institutional and international collaboration carried out by cultural and scientific diplomacy, despite some discrimination, Haiti would have greater recognition, credibility and networking in scientific spheres of excellence on a global scale.

From 2010 to 2022, the number of Haitians who have obtained their doctorate, or who have the status of doctoral students, has increased significantly. Isn’t it time to make an inventory of the Haitian resources that correspond to these prestigious international awards? How to sustainably fund research and publications, travel and high-level meetings of Haitian women and scientists locally? How could Haitian society, through families, the media and the financial sector, encourage and accompany the greatest number of pupils, students, researchers and professors of the most brilliant in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and other activities from the school desks? scientific?

Proactive cultural diplomacy, why and how to insert rare, important and useful works to better strengthen the presence of Haitian researchers in major scientific circles, including potential members of international juries, such as those who decide each year the choices of the personalities to be awarded the Nobel Prize ? On what basis and how should political authorities, the scientific diaspora and networks of Haitian universities negotiate, influence and share with the United States, Canada, France, Germany, China, Russia, among others? , the choices of the next Haitian scientific candidates? How could a university alliance between the universities of Haiti and the Dominican Republic impose the next two Nobel Prizes in the Caribbean, aside from the last one?

In science, medicine and even literature, there are many scientists from the United States and Europe, among others, who continue to be interested in Vodou in Haiti. With the agreement and support of the Haitian authorities and universities, there is a good chance for Haiti to propose new candidates for prestigious international awards in the years to come thanks to the collaboration of researchers and initiates, scientists and professionals from here and elsewhere, at the base. of new scientific discoveries. What are the significant scientific advances in Vodou and the advantages for Haiti of betting on scientific exploration and rationalization of its practices?

While waiting for Haiti to grasp its scientific gaps by betting on its anthropological added value, to obtain a Nobel Prize for science or medicine from Vodou, it will be necessary to bet on the path of writers in the best editions in the world, and strengthen literary productions in Haiti and in the diaspora, hoping to see a Haitian of origin win the next Nobel Prize for Literature. How to prepare the young people of the country to become more competent, aware, educated and more competitive in strategic areas? Which Haitian government will use part of the national carnival budget to equip some of the country’s top high schools and colleges with real workshops? Which Haitian head of state will create national awards and official awards to encourage intelligence and reward excellence in the cultural, technical and scientific fields?

If not, it will be up to Haitian political leaders, community leaders and all civil society actors in Haiti to participate in the production of the next nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in the world, which will be why not a Haitian? From which Haitian family will this woman or man who will defend a noble cause and bring a key message to the face of the world be educated and trained?

Dessalines, the first great alleged and established defender of the black race, will certainly be proud of this first of the Haitians, who will soon renew the historical pride and universal greatness of this nation, which certainly has already performed actions by far more universal humanists and priceless , incomparable (unstoppable), but not sufficiently appreciated in the books of universal history, dictionaries of the great planetary figures, discussions, geopolitical discourses and international distinctions. What are the main awards of excellence (scientific, artistic, literary, cultural, among others), created by the main African countries of origin in the world to encourage their peers?

Behind the different intentions expressed, dared by some actors and creators like Franck Étienne, to try to win a ticket to Haiti, in the restricted circle of Nobel Prizes, we can only salute the audacity, courage and determination of men and women who continue to finance and invest in education, research, creation, innovation and scientific excellence despite everything in Haiti and in the diaspora, intelligently assuming the pride of one’s origin. How to list, reassure, strengthen and renew Haitian laboratories and scientific staff in useful and relevant, smart and strategic, practical and sustainable research to strengthen leadership in the Caribbean region?

In the weeks and months following the announcement of new Nobel laureates around the world, every Haitian schoolchild, scholar, professor or researcher, some knowledgeable leaders and elite members should take the time to discover, learn and draw inspiration from the careers, performances, productions and previous awards of each of the selected and awarded personalities. To question oneself in an objective, realistic, pragmatic and prospective way on the inventory of strategic areas and on the profile of potential Haitian candidates to complete the list of winners in the next editions. And why not today, raise awareness, invest and above all prepare the next Haitian who will receive the Nobel Prize for the first time?

Domenico Domercant

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