Born in Port-de-Paix in 1982, Alexandre Telfort Fils (ATF) is a young Haitian leader and social entrepreneur, President of the political party AYITI2054. A graduate of ISPOS in political and social sciences, he spent two years studying anthropo-sociology at the Faculty of Ethnology of the State University of Haiti. He also studied development evaluation at the National School of Administration of Quebec in the PIFED program. He is also an alumni of the Coady International Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Canada. He did his master’s degree in political marketing in Rome, Italy. He is also a former adviser to Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles in 2016-17 and to the late President Jovenel Moise 2017-2021. Honored by the City of North Miami Beach (Florida, USA) which proclaims April 19 “Alexandre Telfort’s Day” for his accomplishments and service to the community.
Member of the former presidential commission (National Commission for Innovation and the Socio-professional Integration of Young People), ATF is recognized for its fights for the integration of young people. He made his debut in the fight against AIDS in the years 2003 and 2004 where he was involved as a community organizer and as “Focal Point” for Haiti in the “Right To Know” program of UNICEF.
In 2005, he founded the Association of Volunteers for Democracy (AVD) and initiated government and parliament simulation programs for the Youth of Haiti and the National Children’s Parliament. From 2005 to 2011, he was active in several actions related to parliamentary activities. He is the First President of the Youth Government of Haiti. He also distinguished himself in pleadings as an activist for economic, social and cultural rights until 2014. In 2011, he contributed to the ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by Parliament. In 2011, he presented a proposal to Parliament on the bill on the integration of young people. Finally, between 2014 and 2016, he was the first president of the Civil Society Platform on Climate Change, of which he is a founding member.
Honored as a young leader of Haiti -Alongside Serge Gilles (Political leader founder of the PANPRA party and Co-founder of: Fusion des Sociaux Démocrates, former candidate for the presidential election) by the IJC – Initiative Young Candidates- in December 2013, he joined the political party “Rally of Progressive National Democrats” (RDNP lead by Mirlande Manigat) at the beginning of the following year before founding the youth branch of the party and becoming its first president. He became one of the youngest Senate candidates for the Northwest Department in the 2015 elections.
His professional career has taken him into humanitarian work with the International Red Cross (ICRC) and into community development with the CLE Foundation as Program Development Coordinator and Associate Researcher for the University of Saint Francis Xavier. Former chief of staff of the Minister for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights, Marie Denise Claude, he also worked as a consultant to the Haitian Parliament for more than 4 years, in particular through support programs implemented by the ‘USAID. In 2017, he published his first ebook “Epistle to Posterity”.
He is the father of Haitian neoprogressivism and leader of the SHEXIT movement.