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For Pure Water for the World Executive Director Carolyn Crowley Meub, it’s essential to address two key questions in assessing a project’s sustainability: Can the program succeed after the implementing organization exits? And will the effects of the program remain in place and continue to grow?
These are two questions Meub will address as a panelist and moderator at the 2013 Conference on Honduras, held in Copán, Honduras Sept. 26 to 28.
“We are honored to share our organizational knowledge and experience working in Honduras,” said Meub. “This is an exciting opportunity for organizations to learn from one another and discusses our successes and challenges.”
Launched in 2000, the Conference on Honduras is an annual gathering of more than 70 domestic and international organizations that address issues such as health, education and economic development. The conference aims to enable networking, collaboration and the sharing of best practices among participants.
This year, the conference will focus on sustainable development, and panel and workshop topics include education, environment, community building, administrative processes for NGOs working in Honduras, and updates on development progress in Honduras. Lisa Kubiske, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, will deliver the keynote address on United States development policy for Honduras.
While Meub will present at the Panel for Project Sustainability and moderate thematic workshops, PWW Honduras Country Director Maria Inestroza is slated to present at the workshop on healthcare and water and sanitation. In addition, PWW Trojes Supervisor Mario Goeb will participate in a panel about perspectives on volunteering in Honduras.
As Pure Water for the World works to continually improve the sustainability of our projects and become a leader in the field, we are excited to share our experiences working to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to remote populations in Honduras.