The Hands of the Prime Minister: An illustrated conversation with Haiti’s longest-serving head of government

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Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

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Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

It was through his experiences with innovative financing for development, that LSL World Initiative was created.

 

Laurent Lamothe has written a book titled "The Hands of the Prime Minister: An illustrated conversation with Haiti’s longest-serving head of government." The book is written by Laurent Lamothe and images are provided by photjournalist Philip Holisnger. The forward is written by Sean Penn. 

 

The book provides a glimpse into the mind and heart of Laurent Lamothe, whose efforts to elevate the poor and build his country through sound management and tireless government attention became the impetus for Haiti’s most vibrant period of development in a generation, perhaps in the country’s entire history. Told through a series of  interviews between Lamothe and American photojournalist Philip Holsinger, woven between a vast catalogue of Holsinger’s photographs and ethnographic field interviews, The Hands of the Prime Minister is a book revealing not theories and ideals, but factual products of what actor Sean Penn—former Ambassador at large for Haiti—praises are the result of a “hands-on political commitment.” 

 

The book is not only a document of how a country began to change, but why: The man Laurent Lamothe learned the power of listening and he led an entire government to do the same. The results were as intimate as they were public. As Laurent says in one interview, “To change the culture of a country you must first change the culture of your own house.” The book looks at the “house” that is Haiti during this time of change. 

 

Coming soon: The digital version will be released in May, and the print version in June 2016.

 

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Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

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Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

It was through his experiences with innovative financing for development, that LSL World Initiative was created.

 

Laurent Lamothe has written a book titled "The Hands of the Prime Minister: An illustrated conversation with Haiti’s longest-serving head of government." The book is written by Laurent Lamothe and images are provided by photjournalist Philip Holisnger. The forward is written by Sean Penn. 

 

The book provides a glimpse into the mind and heart of Laurent Lamothe, whose efforts to elevate the poor and build his country through sound management and tireless government attention became the impetus for Haiti’s most vibrant period of development in a generation, perhaps in the country’s entire history. Told through a series of  interviews between Lamothe and American photojournalist Philip Holsinger, woven between a vast catalogue of Holsinger’s photographs and ethnographic field interviews, The Hands of the Prime Minister is a book revealing not theories and ideals, but factual products of what actor Sean Penn—former Ambassador at large for Haiti—praises are the result of a “hands-on political commitment.” 

 

The book is not only a document of how a country began to change, but why: The man Laurent Lamothe learned the power of listening and he led an entire government to do the same. The results were as intimate as they were public. As Laurent says in one interview, “To change the culture of a country you must first change the culture of your own house.” The book looks at the “house” that is Haiti during this time of change. 

 

Coming soon: The digital version will be released in May, and the print version in June 2016.

 

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Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

It was through his experiences with innovative financing for development, that LSL World Initiative was created.

 

Laurent Lamothe has written a book titled "The Hands of the Prime Minister: An illustrated conversation with Haiti’s longest-serving head of government." The book is written by Laurent Lamothe and images are provided by photjournalist Philip Holisnger. The forward is written by Sean Penn. 

 

The book provides a glimpse into the mind and heart of Laurent Lamothe, whose efforts to elevate the poor and build his country through sound management and tireless government attention became the impetus for Haiti’s most vibrant period of development in a generation, perhaps in the country’s entire history. Told through a series of  interviews between Lamothe and American photojournalist Philip Holsinger, woven between a vast catalogue of Holsinger’s photographs and ethnographic field interviews, The Hands of the Prime Minister is a book revealing not theories and ideals, but factual products of what actor Sean Penn—former Ambassador at large for Haiti—praises are the result of a “hands-on political commitment.” 

 

The book is not only a document of how a country began to change, but why: The man Laurent Lamothe learned the power of listening and he led an entire government to do the same. The results were as intimate as they were public. As Laurent says in one interview, “To change the culture of a country you must first change the culture of your own house.” The book looks at the “house” that is Haiti during this time of change. 

 

Coming soon: The digital version will be released in May, and the print version in June 2016.

 

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