Professor Dan Lane will lead a team of partners to develop a business plan for an international market in Haiti. The aim is to explore the feasibility of creating a market on an approximately 40-hectare site near the border with the Dominican Republic to be called the “Ganthier International Flea Market.”
The project is significant for its intention to use market forces and community engagement to support development objectives in Haiti to help address the country’s current trade deficit. It is anticipated that the business plan will provide a basis to develop Canadian, Haitian, and international partners for the project.
The project recently received a seed grant from the School of Management Research Fund (SMRF), Knowledge Mobilization stream. This program supports activities aimed at developing collaborative networking with partners (companies, communities’ organizations, government, non‐profit organizations) who will be interested in the research.