Ingvill Konradsen, Founding Director, ProsjektHaiti

I am the Founding Director of the Haitian/Norwegian non-profit Prosjekt Haiti, established in October 2000. Prosjekt Haiti runs several educational programs for children and women in Haiti including social entrepreneurship, health education and a free health clinic for youth. I have worked in Haiti over several periods starting in 1997. During 2018-2022 I worked as a project leader at the Norwegian Centre for Rural Medicine (NCRM) at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, leading a collaboration with partners at Universidad de La Sabana and Universidad del Tolima in Colombia to develop the program Rural Health for Peace, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Service. One aim being to develop a workable model to work systematically with recruitment and retainment of health professionals in rural and remote areas in Colombia. I have recently joined a new social entrepreneurship foundation in Trondheim called Dype Røtter as a board member. We are working with refugees to teach practical and language skills with the focus on environmentally friendly & green farming. Along with my MA in Human Rights from the School of Advanced Study, University of London, I also have additional training in project management, social entrepreneurship, health and human rights. In addition, my professional background includes working as an advisor to the Mayor of the municipality of Saint Louis du Sud in Haiti, Project Manager at the Centre for International Health (UiT- The Arctic University of Norway/University Hospital North Norway), and two periods working at UN Women in Ecuador and Haiti.

I have fond memories of my time in London as a student of Human Rights, now more than 20 years ago. The course was informative, practical and inspiring.