Our development workers in Honduras
Anne Bordatto works with the Progressio Central America programme to develop proposals for a new initiative, Central America against Climate Change, which aims to strengthen the resilience to face climate change of poor communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Roger Diaz works with Comucap, a peasant women’s organisation, on irrigation and water resource management and the marketing of farmers’ produce.
Oscar Danilo Davila works with Popol Nah Tun to stop illegal logging on the Atlantic coast, providing training to the local forest committees on the implementation of the new Forestry Law, and supporting new agro-ecology initiatives.
Eli Escoto works with Coomulp, a women’s co-operative for personal, social and business development, on an irrigation project to enable farmers to diversify their produce and gain access to markets.
Jubenal Quizpe supports the Christian development organisation OCDIH in the development of advocacy schools on environmental issues including watersheds protection, monitoring of water resources, climate change and alternatives for agro-production.
Jose Ramos supports the creation and legalisation of the new municipality of Nahuaterique on the border of Honduras and El Salvador (see page 11 of Interact Summer 2009). He is advocating allowing the Nahuaterique population (7,000 people) to get dual nationality and land tenure.
Fernando Ruiz, an environmental specialist, works with Caritas in Santa Rosa de Copan to strengthen the capacity of local and municipal water boards and the citizens’ transparency commission in the use of environmental management tools and the implementation of the new Water Law that confirms water as human right.
Maria Pasquale works with Movimiento Madre Tierra (Mother Earth Movement) in Tegucigalpa, helping to build the capacity and skills of the Movement and to develop the Escuela EcovidaCompa, an alternative educative model involving the inhabitants of poor communities in the capital.
Marvin Zavala Ruiz works with Coomulp, a women’s co-operative for personal, social and business development, to train small-scale farmers in agro-ecology techniques that won’t harm the environment.
Rafael Urbaez works with Popol Nah Tun to stop illegal logging on the Atlantic coast, providing training to the Communitarian Forest Committees on the implementation of the new Forest Law. He also supports new agro-ecology initiatives.
Lincoln Villanueva works with Grupo Sociedad Civil to help civil society organisations make their voices heard in the development of the alternative national plan and regional poverty reduction strategies.
Nuria Zayas works as Progressio fundraising, communications and advocay officer in Honduras.