EKO HAITI  is a research and knowledge mobilization platform focused on creative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research and associated research-based learning


Created in 2021, EKO Haiti was born out of genuine interest and passion for Haiti and many years of living, learning and researching in the country. Our experience had led us to develop a tool that allows anyone to freely access a wealth of past and current information and knowledge on Haiti and the Haitian people. 

We aim to become the intellectual “home” for research about Haiti  by creating and providing open access to the largest crowdsourced research archive dedicated to Haiti, by fostering cross-disciplinary research and innovation, and by providing support for progressive research in the form of contextual expertise and training in participatory action research methodology.

As well as  interdisciplinary researchers, many of the Hub’s members and leading figures are creative practitioners who not only produce traditional scholarly outputs, but also art, poetry, creative writing, documentary and professional inputs for government, cultural and community institutions.



These include:

  • Providing access to the largest open source and crowdsourced research repository dedicated to Haiti;
  • Developing and producing instructional videos in Kreyol (everything from learning Microsoft Office programs to seismically sound construction techniques to health advocacy) ;
  • Mulitdimensional Interactive Etnographic Mapping, bringing together wealth of data into highly graphic interactive and multi-dimensional maps that offer users a venue for deep, holistic, and contextualized Haiti learning experience. ;
  • Providing open acces to our Development Archive, consolidating 50 years of development reports, research, focus groups into a single fully searchable archive;
  • Promote the richness of Haitian historical literature by collecting volumes, books, publications and make them available open source. Our long run goal is two-fold: 1) to digitize classic Haitian works that are in the public domain, such as Thomas Madou’s 8 volumes of early Haiti History, 2) and ultimately translate this rich literature from the French in which most was written, into Haiti’s native language that most Haitians today are literate in, Kreyol.


At EKO HAITI Research Hub, we encourage the submission of research papers, reports, policy documents, audio visual materials and books for inclusion in our open source archives. Please click here to submit research materials. The material submitted for publication on the EKO HAITI’s website undergoes a strict quality control process to ensure that selected content is relevant and of high quality. We welcome a variety of perspectives within the themes covered by this site.


We’re honoured to work in partnership and collaboration with local and international institutions that continuously help us fostering research and innovation and enhance the breadth of our archives