Swisscontact reaffirms its commitment to Honduras through a visit by the Chairman of its Board of Directors

Luis Cruz - Ciny Monzón17.07.2023
Thomas Meyer, Chairman of the Board of Swisscontact, visited Honduras to learn about the reality and the context in which projects are implemented in the country, as well as to strengthen and strengthen ties of cooperation, reiterating the organization's commitment to the positive development of Hondurans. 

About the visit

Swisscontact's global president was accompanied during his tour of Honduras by a delegation of the organization's executives composed of Saúl Díaz, director of Swisscontact Latin America; Iván Rodríguez, Swisscontact Latin America's Technical Director for Sustainable Agriculture; Liliana Sánchez, country director in Honduras; and Ricardo Fernández, director in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Mr. Meyer's visit began at the National Investment Council of Honduras, with a discussion with key players in the private sector, a space that included the participation of Chambers of Commerce, Sector Chambers and the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise, where the president of Swisscontact had the opportunity to learn in detail the challenges and opportunities for international cooperation that exist in the country, reaffirming in turn, the commitment of the organization to be an ally of the private sector in the management of actions that promote economic development in Honduras.

Our Work

Swisscontact's work in Honduras is possible thanks to international cooperation and programs implemented in coordination with donors. During his visit, Mr. Meyer took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the European Union and Canada, thanking them for their confidence in Swisscontact's technical strength to implement actions that have an impact on economic development in Honduras.

The international cooperation agency stands out in its support for growth programs in the department of El Paraíso, where Mr. Meyer participated in a working meeting with mayors Abraham Kafati of Danlí and Ligia Laínez of El Paraíso, also participants in the Progresa and ProJoven projects, as well as the recently launched Paraíso Verde. In addition, he was part of a cupping session of Parainema coffee, the variety originating in the department of El Paraíso, together with IHCAFE authorities and young people trained in ProJoven in the quality laboratory equipped through the Progresa project, financed by the European Union in Honduras.

The president of the Foundation continued his tour of Honduras by visiting the coffee processing plant, nurseries, farms and collection center in El Paraíso, thanks to the support of Molinos de Honduras, a partner of the Progresa project. Mr. Meyer learned more about the coffee production process, from planting at an altitude of over 1,500 meters in the El Chile mountain, the application of sustainable practices, to processing for export.

Visiting Honduras was an exchange of experiences and visions that allowed Mr. Meyer to reaffirm Swisscontact's commitment to continue working and creating opportunities for the country hand in hand with key partners through development projects that promote the positive growth of Hondurans.