Conference Info

Date
September 21-23, 2016
Registration Spots
300 Available
Location
La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention Center

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 About Us

The Conference is organized by a team of volunteers with a broad range of experience and backgrounds. What unites us is our desire to do our part to support projects, programs and individuals who are making a difference for the sustainable betterment and development of Honduran communities.

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 OUR MISSION 

The mission of the Conference is to enable networking, collaboration and the sharing of best practices among individuals and organizations whose projects address the following key elements in a country’s socioeconomic progress: health, education, and the development of sustainable and economically vibrant communities.

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DONATIONS

The Sustainable Honduras Conference is completely directed by volunteers. Each of our Team Members has dedicated years to bringing this idea to fruition, year after year, for over a decade.

We cover the Conference´s expenses with the registration fees, individual donations, and the generosity of our Sponsors. These include, but are not limited to, renting of space, securing simultaneous translation equipment, hiring professional interpreters, catering of meals, printing and reproduction, and many other logistical items.

CONFERENCE AGENDA
Inclusion And Exclusion: Children/Youth, Women, and Disabilities
To view a PDF version of the agenda please click HERE

  • Pre-Conference Check-In
    Pre-Conference Check-In
    2:00 -5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday , September 20Pre-Conference Check-In at La Ensenada Convention Center. Pick up your programs, welcome packet, name-tag, sign up for workshops, identify your networking area.

  • Inauguration activities
    Inauguration activities
    • 7:00-8:00 a.m. Check-In and Set Up Time for Project Expo Tables
    • 8:00-8:15a.m. Conference Opening and Welcome, Conference Logistics Review. Sandra Romero Thompson and Sandra Guerra, Sustainable Honduras Conference. Conference Room: Punta Izopo
    • 8:15-8:30 a.m. Welcome to Tela. Mario Fuentes, Mayor of  Tela
    • 8:30-8:45 a.m. Honduras is Great, Fernando Carías, Director, Honduras is Great!
    • 8:45-9:30 a.m. Identity, Empowerment and Social Fabric Repair in Tela:
      1. Mayor Mario Fuentes, Local Government
      2. Juan Bendeck, Telecommunications and Tourism, Private Industry
      3. Santiago Ruiz, Dean, National Autonomous University of Honduras-Tela, UNAH
      4. Linda Coello, Director, CEPUDO NGO, Civil Society
    • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Signature transfer for the construction of the Tela University Institute and Signing of the Tripartite Cooperation Agreement between the Municipality of Tela, SOS Children Villages and the National Autonomous University of Honduras:
      1. Julieta Castellanos, Dean, National Autonomous University of Honduras
      2. Rutilia Calderon, Vice Dean, National Autonomous University of Honduras
      3. Mario Fuentes, Mayor of Tela
      4. Oswaldo Kafati, President of SOS Villages
      5. Moderator, Juan Bendeck, Tele Progreso / IMAPRO
    • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Networking Coffee Break
    • 10:30-11:00 a.m. What is an “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”? Different initiatives related to entrepreneurship in Honduras, including the opening of an Entrepreneurship Center in Tegucigalpa, Pedro Marcial Cerrato, CEmprende, Director and Consultant
    • 11:00-11:30 a.m. Connecting the International Community with NGOs in Honduras, Latin America and the Caribbean. Gerson Ruiz, Misión Renuevo Internacional, Corporación Ruiz
    • 11:30-12:00 p.m. Including the Invisible, Anita Zelaya Youngberg, Administrative Director, Pan American Health Service, Inc. y Servicio Panamericano de Salud

  • Networking Lunch
    Networking Lunch
    12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Day 01
    • Networking Lunch

  • Panel Discussions and Workshops
    Panel Discussions and Workshops
    2:00 - 3:00 pm. – Panel Discussions and Workshops I
    • Working groups with key questions on three fundamental aspects:
      1. What am I doing (or my place of work) and what is the State doing to visualize the contribution of children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities?
      2. How do we achieve greater justice and equity for children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities in Honduras and the region?
      3. How and with whom do we articulate strategic alliances for the visualization, evaluation and recognition of work with children / youth, women and people with disabilities in Honduras?
    • A.  Climate Change, Environment and Disability, Minister José Antonio Galdamez, Secretary of Natural Resources, SERNA. Moderator: Sandra Espinal, Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities, FUHRIL. Conference Room: Lancetilla
    • B.  Why is Entrepreneurship Important to Honduras and its Women? 
      1. Mayra Orellana-Powell, Coffee Entrepreneur, Catracha Coffee
      2. Angela Rodríguez, Cocoa Entrepreneur, Cacao Express
      3. Suyapa Saldivar, Specialist in Gender Equality, Honduran Agricultural Research Foundation, FHIA
      4. Moderator:  Pedro Marcial Cerrato. Conference Room: Tornabé
    • C.  Inclusion of Women in Violence Prevention and Economic Development Programs,  Samantha Croasdaile, Senior Communications Officer and Gender Specialist USAID–Honduras.  Conference Room: Punta Sal
    3:10 – 4:10 PM – Panel Discussions and Workshops II
    • Working groups with key questions on three fundamental aspects:
      1. What am I doing (or my place of work) and what is the State doing to visualize the contribution of children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities?
      2. How do we achieve greater justice and equity for children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities in Honduras and the region?
      3. How and with whom do we articulate strategic alliances for the visualization, evaluation and recognition of work with children / youth, women and people with disabilities in Honduras?
    • D.  Introduction to Productivity. Carlos Casanova, Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities, FUHRIL. Conference Room: Lancetilla
    • E.  Survival State of Children in Vulnerability: A Neuro-Psychosocial Approach. Edwin Mejia, Training and Development Consultant in Foster Children Protection Services in Honduras. Conference Room: Tornabé
    • F.  Liena Alejandra Isaula, Gender Technician, United Nations, UN.  Conference Room: Punta Sal
    4:10 - 4:30 P.M.
    • Networking Coffee Break

  • Video Presentation
    Video Presentation
    4:30 - 5:10 P.M.
    • Various videos of work  in Children/Youth, Women and Disabilities.
      1. PGET Documentary, Choloma, Cortés. GAPHERS. Lancetilla Conference Room.
      2. Climbing the Ladder, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor / Ford Foundation. Tornabé Conference Room.
      3. The Way Back to Yarasquín, Catracha Coffee. Punta Sal Conference Room.
    5:10 - 6:00 P.M.
    • Opportunity to Visit the Project Expo and Resource Exchange Area to continue networking.

  • Networking Dinner
    Networking Dinner
    6:00 P.M.
    •  Networking Dinner on Your Own

  • Plenary Sessions
    Plenary Sessions
    • 8:00-8:10 a.m.  Announcements/Introductions. Sandra Romero Thompson, Sandra Guerra, Sustainable Honduras Conference. Conference Room: Punta Izopo
    • 8:10-9:15 a.m.  Inclusive Development Panel, Vision for the Future Strategy:
      1. Social Policy and Human Rights Protection,  Vice Minister, Karla Cueva, Secretary of Justice, Human Rights and Decentralization, SJDHCD
      2. To Live or To Survive? Social Integration Vice Minister, Zoila Cruz, Secretary of Development and Social Integration, SEDIS
      3. What is Inclusive Development? Giorgio Valentini, World Bank Representative for Honduras, Latin America and the Caribbean
      4. Moderator: Yolanda Dominguez, Executive Director, Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities, FUHRIL
    • 9:15-10:25 a.m. How to Address Child Protection at the National, Municipal and Community Levels.
      1. Lolis Salas, National Director, Directorate for Children , Youth and Family, DINAF (National)
      2. Allan Ramos, Mayor of Cortés, (Municipal)
      3. Elsa Díaz, Executive Secretary, of the Development Association, Santa Barbara Area, ADASBA, ONG Local (Community)
      4. Moderator: Katherine Susman, Projects Manager, ChildFund
    • 10:25-10:55 a.m. Networking Coffee Break
    • 10:55-12:00 p.m. Home Economics: Domestic Paid and Unpaid Work in Honduras.
      1. Home Economics and its Relationship to the Economy of Latin America. Its Expression in Paid and Unpaid Domestic Household Work. Miriam Moya, CARE Latin America and the Caribbean, Gender Equality Coordinator.
      2. The Importance of International Coordination to Strengthen National Spaces. Role of FITH to support processes in Honduras and Latin America. Ernestina Ochoa Luján, Vice President of the International Federation of Workers.
      3. Moderator: Herminia Palacios, Manager of CARE Honduras “Food Security and Social Inclusion in the Dry Corridor of Honduras.”

  • Networking Lunch
    Networking Lunch
    12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
    • Networking Lunch

  • Panel Discussions and Workshops
    Panel Discussions and Workshops
    •  2:00-3:00 p.m.  Panel Discussions and Workshops I
      •  Working groups with key questions on three fundamental aspects.
        1. What am I doing (or my place of work) and what is the State doing to visualize the contribution of children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities?
        2. How do we achieve greater justice and equity for children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities in Honduras and the region?
        3. How and with whom do we articulate strategic alliances for the visualization, evaluation and recognition of work with children / youth, women and people with disabilities in Honduras?
      • A.  Universal Accessibility from the Perspective of Municipal Authorities Conference Room: Lancetilla.
        1. Armando Calidonio, Mayor,  San Pedro Sula, Cortés
        2. Mario Fuentes, Mayor, Tela, Atlántida
        3. Elman Hidalgo, Mayor, San Ignacio, Francisco Morazán
        4. Moderator:  Sandra Espinal, Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities, FUHRIL
      • B.  Rethinking Orphanages:  Best Practices in Caring for Honduran Children, Part I.  Conference Room: Tornabé
        1. Marianne Spangler, Director, Legacy of Hope Foundation
        2. 
Liliam Mejía, National Coordinator, Children and Youth Protection, SOS Children's Villages
        3. Douglas Barahona, National Director, The Providence
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        4. Roxanne Bowman, Founding Director, Sparrow Missions Children’s Home
        5. Johanna Doblado, Director, Scarlet Project, Reach Out Orphanage Ministries
        6. Michael Perry, Director / Missionary, Casa de Ester
        7. Moderator: Amy Escoto, Director, Amigos de Jesús
      • C.  Home Economics:  Domestic Paid and Unpaid Work in Honduras, Part I. Conference Room: Punta Sal
        • Facilitator: Miriam Moya, Gender Equality Coordinator, CARE Latin America and the Caribbeaniriam Moya, Gender Equality Coordinator, CARE Latin America and the Caribbean
    • 3:10-4:10 p.m. Panel Discussions and Workshops II
      • Working groups with key questions on three fundamental aspects.
        1. What am I doing (or my place of work) and what is the State doing to visualize the contribution of children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities?
        2. How do we achieve greater justice and equity for children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities in Honduras and the region?
        3. How and with whom do we articulate strategic alliances for the visualization, evaluation and recognition of work with children / youth, women and people with disabilities in Honduras?
      • D.  A contribution to Psycho-Social Disability and Community Care.  Massimo Meccheri, Melvyn Tení, Comitato Internazionale per Lo Sviluppo del Popoli / International Committee for Community Development, CISP. Conference Room: Lancetilla
      • E.  Support Network Make it Happen, Ollie Muñoz, Incubator Plant Manager, active member of the Support Network Make It Happen, Cargill. Conference Room: Tornabé
      • F.  Home Economics:  Domestic Paid and Unpaid Work in Honduras, Part II. Conference Room: Punta Sal
        • Facilitator: Miriam Moya, Gender Equality Coordinator, CARE Latin America and the Caribbean
    • 4:10-4:30 p.m.  Networking Coffee Break
    • 4:30-5:15 p.m. Rethinking Orphanages:  Best Practices in Caring for Honduran Children, Part II.  Conference Room: Tornabé
      1. Marianne Spangler, Director, Legacy of Hope Foundation
      2. 
Liliam Mejía, National Coordinator, Children and Youth Protection, SOS Children's Villages
      3. Douglas Barahona, National Director, The Providence
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      4. Roxanne Bowman, Founding Director, Sparrow Missions Children’s Home
      5. Johanna Doblado, Director, Scarlet Project, Reach Out Orphanage Ministries
      6. Michael Perry, Director / Missionary, Casa de Ester
      7. Moderator: Amy Escoto, Director, Amigos de Jesús
    • 5:15-6:00 p.m. Opportunity to Visit the Project Expo and Resource Exchange Area to continue networking.

  • Networking dinner
    Networking dinner
    6:00 P.M.
    • Networking Dinner on your own

  • Plenary Sessions
    Plenary Sessions
    • 8:00-8:15 a.m.Announcements/Introductions, Sandra Romero Thompson, Sandra Guerra, Sustainable Honduras Conference. Conference Room: Punta Izopo
    • 8:15-9:15 a.m.Part I,  Social and Economic Sustainability from Different Perspectives.
      • Summary, working groups with key questions on three fundamental aspects.
        1. What am I doing (or my place of work) and what is the State doing to visualize the contribution of children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities?
        2. How do we achieve greater justice and equity for children / youth, women and/or people with disabilities in Honduras and the region?
        3. How and with whom do we articulate strategic alliances for the visualization, evaluation and recognition of work with children / youth, women and people with disabilities in Honduras?
      • 1) Amy Escoto, Director, Amigos de Jesús (Children/Youth)
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2) Leslie Gamero, Director, ChildFund (Children/Youth)
      • 3) Yolanda Dominguez, Director, FUHRIL (Disabilities)
      • 4) Michelle Wittenberger, USAID/PO, Deputy Program Officer
      • 5) Moderator: Miriam Moya, Gender Equality Coordinator, CARE-Latin America & the Caribbean.
    • 9:15-10:15 a.m. —  Part II, Social and Economic Sustainability from Different Perspectives. Government representatives will share a summary of the Honduran situation in relation to Children/Youth, Women and Disabilities Moderator: Arnaldo Bueso, Director, CARE-Honduras.
    • 10:15-10:45 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
    • 10:45-12:00 p.m.FOPRIDEH Workshop. Arnaldo Bueso, Former President, FOPRIDEH

  • Networking lunch
    Networking lunch
    12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
    • Networking Lunch

  • Plenary Sessions
    Plenary Sessions
    • 2:00-3:00 p.m. CEPUDO, Darío Urbina
    • 3:00-3:30 p.m.  Networking Coffee Break
    • 3:30-4:00 p.m. Mapping of Conference Participants, Where Are We?, Jorge López, ChildFund IT Director
    • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Inspiring Children Panel
    • 4:30-5:00 p.m. Closing of the Conference, Sandra Romero Thompson, Sandra Guerra, Sustainable Honduras Conference

  • Networking Dinner
    Networking Dinner
    5:15 P.M.
    • Networking Dinner on your own

  • Closing Reception
    Closing Reception
    7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
    • Closing Reception Sponsored by the Municipality of Tela.  Location: Tela Railroad Company Contaduría Building.

OUR SPONSORS 

PARTICIPANTS TESTIMONIALS 

”The conference made me more aware of the work that other organizations of various sizes and types are doing across the country, which will illuminate the work that I do with my own organization every day. The connections that I made and ideas we've already begun to hatch were transformative.”

Amanda Blewitt, Directora Ejecutiva. Un Mundo

Amanda Blewitt, Un Mundo

”The Conference was an excellent networking opportunity; It is very positive to have collaboration in three sectors (civil society (NGOs), Private Sector, and Honduran Government (National, local plus USAID). I was able to reconnect with attendees from prior years and make new contacts. It was a great, positive ambiance.”

Richard Hansen, Soluz, Inc.

Richard Hansen, Soluz, Inc.

”The availability of networking with others and learning what others are doing and how we can coordinate and work together. The gender focus was extremely valuable.”

Katie Susman, Child Fund Honduras

Katie Susman, Child Fund Honduras

”The Networking!, practical workshops, gender workshops, entrepenurship women panels and their testimonials…were most valuable.”

Matthieu Dobler Paganoni – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Matthieu Dobler Paganoni, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

”The opportunities for networking and connections were fantastic, and I felt like I got a much better “big” picture of NGO presence in Honduras.”

Hannah Bryant, BECA

Hannah Bryant, BECA

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS


Suyapa Saldivar

FHIA, Gender Specialist

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00pm.
Agriculture Economist NGO Management graduate, UNICAH.

Herminia Palacios

CARE, Food Security and Social Inclusion

Thursday, 10:55-12:00 p.m.
Honduran, Agronomist Engineer, masters in social and environmental economy, with extensive experience in territorial management.

Michelle Wittenberger

USAID/ PO, Deputy Program Officer

Friday, 8:15-9:15 a.m.
New Deputy Program Officer in USAID/PO covering Poverty reduction and Social Inclusion.

Nora Moreno

FUHRIL, Social Programs Coordinator

Coordinator of Social Programs of the Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities, FUHRIL.

Liena Isaula

United Nations, Gender Technician

Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 p.m.
Master in Anthropology, Advanced Research and Social Intervention. Autonomous University of Barcelona UAB. Master in Assessment and Management of Cultural Heritage.

Dario Urbina

CEPUDO, Housing Program Manager

Friday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Civil Engineer, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa 1991. Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Private University of San Pedro Sula, 1998.

Liliam Mejía

SOS Children's Villages, Ntl. Coord. Children's Prt.

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Degree in Social Work from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) and training in human rights, political and citizen security.

Elsa Díaz

Dev. Assoc. ADASBA, Executive Secretary

Thursday, 9:15-10:25 a.m.
Bachelor in Business Management, has worked as a teacher in the area of business administration with a major in accounting.

Lolis Salas

DINAF, National Director

Thursday, 9:15-10:25 a.m.
Recognized human rights defender, especially the rights of children and women.

Karla Cueva

Secretary of Justice, Human Rights and Decentralization

Thursday, 8:10-9:15 a.m.

Giorgio Valentini

WORLD BANK, Honduras / Latam / Caribbean

Thursday, 8:10-9:15 a.m.
World Bank’s representative for Honduras, Latin American and the Caribbean.

Anita Zelaya-Younberg

Pan American Health Service Inc. Honduras, Administrative Director

Wednesday, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. Anita is the Administrative Director of Pan American Health Service, Inc.

Ollie Muñoz

Cargill, Incubator Plant Manager

Thursday, 3:10-4:10 p.m.
Graduated as Industrial Engineer from the San Pedro Sula University and intern masters in business Management focused on finance at the Technology Central America University – Unitec. Business Agriculture Major by

Melvin Tení

CISP

Thursday, 3:10-4:10

Marianne Spangler

Legacy of Hope Foundation, Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
BS in Education, certified specialist in English as a Second Language and certified trauma competent Care Giver by Back-to-Back Ministries. Director of the Legacy of Hope Foundation.

Marío Alberto Fuentes

Tela, Mayor

Wednesday, 8:15-8:30 a.m. Bachelor of Business Administration, has excelled as a businessman and politician in the city of Tela, where he is currently the mayor for the period 2014-2018.

Fernando Carías

Honduras is Great, Director

Wednesday, 8:30-8:45 a.m. Studied at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the UNAH and worked for over 15 years in the development of hospital and health projects.

Douglas Barahona

The Providence, National Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
University degree in Business and Banking. National Director of La Providencia.

Katherine Susman

ChildFund, Programs Manager

Thursday, 9:15-10:25 a.m.
International development professional with a special focus on synergies between community development and social work.

Miriam Moya

CARE International, LA/Caribbean Gender Equality Coord.

Thursday, 10:55-12:00 p.m.
Ecuadorian, Medical Doctor, with a Masters degree in public health, gender, citizen participation and local development.

Edwin Mejía

Children's Rights, Consultant

Wednesday, 3:10-4:10 p.m.
Holds a Psychology degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, UNAH.

Zoila Cruz

Social Integration Office, Sub-Secretary

Thursday, 8:10-9:15 a.m.
Engineering Agronomist Degree With An Academic Degree In Agricultural Economics And Agribusiness. Organizational Development Specialist.

Samantha Croasdaile

USAID, Communications Officer and Gender Specialist

Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Senior Communications Officer and Gender Specialist. Prior to joining USAID, she worked for World Vision Honduras as the Communications Manager and Program Specialist.

Mayra Orellana-Powell

Catracha Coffee, Owner and Founder

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; International Business, 2004. California State University of Sacramento - California.

Angela Rodriguez

Cacao Express, Director

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Elman Hidalgo

San Ignacio Mayor

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Johana Doblado

Reach Out Orphanage Min., Scarlet Project Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Director of the Scarlet Project for Reach Out Orphanage Ministries.

Yolanda Dominguez

FUHRIL, Executive Director

Thursday,8:10-9:15 a.m.
Preschool Education Teacher, Bachelor of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Master of Early Childhood and Neuro-motor Development, Professor at the Pedagogical University in Mexico City.

Norma Zavala

FUHRIL, Hearing Specialist

Center for Hearing and Diagnosis Coordinator at the Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration for People with Disabilities, "FUHRIL".

Carlos Casanova

Arquitect, Consultant

Architect , consultant and independent builder with project experience with a tourist approach (unconventional architecture).

Ernestina Ochoa

International Federation of Workers, Vice President

Thursday, 10:55-12:00 p.m.
Afro-Peruvian, domestic worker since age 11, received training in the Peru Institute for the Promotion and Training of Domestic Workers (IPROFOTH), performing leadership roles.

Amy Escoto

Amigos de Jesus, Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Master's degree in Social Work. Director of Amigos de Jesus. Founding team member for Honduras Children's Alliance.

Angel Martínez

FUHRIL, Sign Language Assistant

Manager, Metallic Structures Shops and Honduran Sign Language Assistant  Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities "FUHRIL".

Sandra Espinal

FUHRIL, Project Coordinator

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Studies in Management and Social Development. Metropolitan University of Honduras.

Massimo Meccheri

CISP, Director

Thursday, 3:10-4:10 p.m.
Bachelors in Humanities from the University of Siena. Currently, he is the Honduras Director of the International Organization CISP (International Committee for Community Development).

Pedro Cerrato

Entrepeneur, Consultant

Wednesday, 11:30-12:00p.m.
Master in International Business and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Founder and Manager of the company “Enlaces Globales”.

Arnaldo Bueso

CARE-Honduras, Director

Friday, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Forestry Engineer, a Silvicultural Management Specialist and Certified in NGO Management. Accounts for 21 years of experience.

Santiago Ruiz

UNAH – Tela, Dean

Wednesday, 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Post- Doctoral Degree in Latin American Studies (2011); Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology (2008) and Master in Cultural Anthropology (2002) from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Julio Soto

FUHRIL, Sign Language Instructor

Honduran Sign Language Instructor. Honduran Foundation for Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities "FUHRIL”.

Allan Ramos

Cortés, Mayor

Thursday, 9:15-10:25 a.m.
Holds a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Finance. He has been a professor at the National Autonomous University of Honduras and at the Technological University of Honduras,

Gerson Ruiz

Misión Renuevo Internacional, President

Studied medicine at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) and the Latin American School of Medical Sciences (ELAM).

Leslie Gamero

Childfund, Directora

Friday, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

Juan Bendeck

IMAPRO / Teleprogreso, General Manager

Wednesday, 8:45-9:30 a.m
Graduated as a teacher in Fine Arts and a specialist in Drawing and Architectural Design. Businessman, IMAPRO Owner and Manager, and Teleprogreso General Manager.

Jorge López

ChildFund, IT Director

Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Engineer in Computer Science, He has 10 years of experience in the IT field and extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation systems.

Dayana Martínez

Experiential Dynamics Participant

José Galdamez

SERNA, Natural Resources Ministry, Minister

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Michael Perry

Casa de Ester, Missionary / Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Director and missionary at Casa de Ester.

Roxanne Bowman

SPARROW Children's Home, CoFounding Director

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Founding Director of the Sparrow Missions Children’s Home.

Linda Coello

CEPUDO, DIrector

Wednesday, 8:45-9:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION FEES

STUDENT RATE

$75.00

  • Proof of student status is required.
  • No refunds for payments after July 30th.

SCHOLARSHIPS

$0

  • Students / Very small NGO’s
  •  Application Deadline Reached (July 30th.)

Registration Form

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CONFERENCE FAQS 

Hotels and Transportation in Tela?
  • For information on Hotels and Transportation in Tela, please click HERE
How Do I register for the Conference?
 
  • To register and receive confirmation, first fill out the Registration Form. Then, use your credit card to pay online via Paypal.
Can the Sustainable Honduras Conference help me pay for my transportation, food and lodging?
 
  • No. All transportation to and from Tela, meals, hotel and any other expenses incurred are your responsibility.  The Sustainable Honduras Conference does not have any additional funds to help its participants with these expenses.
What does the $150.00 registration fee cover?
 
  • It includes your participation in the three days of the conference, a networking reception, three lunches, and three coffee breaks.
Will there be transportation provided to get to the Conference venue?
 
  • Yes.  We will provide transportation to and from the following hotels: Capitán, Lempira, Ejecutivo, Plaza, Cesar Mariscos Anexo, Cesar Mariscos, Presidente, Marsol, Villas Telamar y Sherwood.
I’d like to be a speaker. How much will you pay me to speak at your Conference?
  • Thanks for your interest.  All of our conference  speakers are part of the team of volunteers that make this conference possible.  We have never paid speakers nor covered their expenses to participate.  The Conference does not have any additional funds to cover speakers’ expenses.

Conference Location

La Ensenada Beach Resort & Convention Center

Bo High Land Creek, Calle 9

Tela, Honduras

+504 9999-9999

info@laensenadaresort.com