We are excited to share the news that Carl Henry Petit-Frere has joined Team GOALS as our new Program Director. Carl Henry will be managing our programs, working with local staff on the day to day operations plus focus on monitoring and evaluation. He brings a lot of valuable experience and we are thrilled to be working together.
Carl-Henry is a Haitian citizen who has worked for more than 13 years in community development and humanitarian work. Most recently with Plan International Haiti where he spent 7 years as a Child Rights/Protection and Gender equality Advisor. He has significant experience in grants, strategies, advocacy, program management plus procedures and policies. He is a professional who has worked for other international agencies such as Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, Oxfam Qébec and HelpAge International. Human rights are a focus of his work with an emphasis on children, youth and women.
He has extensive experience working with vulnerable communities to be mobilized for impact change. In that work he has collaborated with key stakeholders and state directorates in Haiti and in international human rights platforms to facilitate advocacy work. He defines himself as a feminist activist who believes in women's leadership and the empowerment of girls and women as a key component in the development of societies and the establishment of social justice.
Carl-Henry has consulted organizations in their procedures and process with USAID-led projects and initiatives, Keeping Children Safe, CAD Haiti and the Canada Revenue Agency. As a trainer of trainers, he had the opportunity to travel to West Africa where he supported his colleagues through a training on gender issues and participatory approaches. A focus of his has been in establishing internal procedures and policies for the protection of children.