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The Conference on Honduras 2009 took place in Copan Ruinas during September
24-26, 2008 at the Municipal Conference Center beside the town's central plaza. If you would like to
receive information about next year's conference,
The focus of the Conference on Honduras 2009 was
education, healthcare, and
community building. The aim
was to present and exchange information on current and
proposed grassroots volunteer projects to help the
people of Honduras.
"We want to figure out how to improve and expand these
projects, as well as encourage people to go out and
create new projects," said the director of the
conference, Marco Caceres.
The program consisted of 6-8 panels, made up of 3-6 speakers each.
The Conference on Honduras series is the third part of projecthonduras.com's three-step strategic plan to
build an Internet-based model of development for
Honduras. During the past six years, the volunteer
group has created an online portal at
serves as a
clearinghouse of information on Honduras and has
established a growing international network of people
communicating via listserv forums on ways to help the
"We have more than 6,000 individuals in our Worldwide
Honduras Network, and it's incredible to see the
impact many of these private citizens are quietly
making on Honduras," said Caceres. "What we are trying
to do with the conference is simply give people the
chance to meet face-to-face, exchange business cards
and information, and perhaps discover ways to
complement each other's efforts."
The concept behind projecthonduras.com and the Conference on Honduras
is based on the belief that developing countries like Honduras need to tap all
of their "human capital"; around the world in order to
break their cycles of poverty and find ways to
implement solutions to persistent problems. The
Internet now provides the ability to quickly and
cost-effectively organize masses of people and channel
their experience, talents, and expertise into specific
areas of need in a country.
For further information on the Conference on Honduras
2010, see www.projecthonduras.com/conference. The
conference will be presented by projecthonduras.com
and sponsored by Special Missions Foundation, Inc.
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serves as a clearinghouse of information on Honduras
creates an alternative
model of development based on mobilizing and channeling "human capital"
rather than continually emphasizing the need for more money
● establishes a growing international network of people
communicating via listserv forums on ways to help Honduras ... to build an
Internet-based model of development for Honduras