Manassé ELUSMA is from HAITI (Marmelade). He grew up in a rural environment where people practice more activities related to agriculture to survive. Figuring out that this sector plays an important role in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Haiti, Elusma decided to study agriculture sciences with an emphasis on “Environmental Protection and Management” at Université Quisqueya where he got his bachelor degree in July 2013. In November 2013, he worked as Agronomist advisor for the United State International Agency for International Development (USAID) in an agricultural development project in the North of Haiti. However, in June 2014, he got the Taiwan prestigious International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) scholarship for a master degree “International Master Program for Environment and Sustainable Development” at National Central University (Taiwan). He graduated in June 2016 and then went back to his homeland with the concern to serve. Apart from school activities, Elusma was always involved in social and non-academic activities in several neighborhoods by doing volunteering works. For example, during his undergraduate studies, he used to organize some training sessions for farmers and/or agricultural peasants in his community, orientation for young people, training sessions on environment injustices and citizen responsibilities, lead conferences related to the sustainable development goals and others
Now, Elusma is the founder of a nonprofit organization named “Citizen Action for Sustainable Development which works to promote sustainable development in Haiti.