The work and impact that Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries has had in Haiti are unique in their breadth and effectiveness. While the work that has been done has been successful, much more work still needs to be done in order to improve the overall quality of life in Haiti to international standards. Based on this premise, CEDC has an opportunity to expand and continue its work in order to positively affect even more communities. In order to accomplish this, our mission is to establish a living-learning Center of Excellence in the Central Plateau of Haiti to be a base through which CEDC can continue its work and a model that addresses global challenges and sustainable development goals.
The long-term goal of this project is a constructed, clean energy “Center of Excellence” that supports research and development in Haiti. This center will have focuses on water, education, electricity, and overall infrastructure. Most importantly, the Center of Excellence will focus on the improvement and development of the Central Plateau, specifically utilizing Haitian solutions.