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Climate Change and Conflict in Honduras: Building Community and Climate Resilience in the Dry Corridor
February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please note that this event is sold out – If you would like to join this event, you are welcome to add yourself to a waitlist and we will get in touch if tickets become available.
Join us for an evening of climate talks in Vancouver
People living in the Dry Corridor region of Honduras are facing unprecedented challenges.
Climate change has exacerbated poverty and social inequity while political and economic forces are stripping communities of their rights and options.
Join BCCIC and World Neighbours Canada on February 29th for an evening talk with Carlos Vijil Moreno of Vecinos Honduras, a Honduran organization that supports rural communities to have access and control over their resources, advance food sovereignty, safeguard cultural livelihoods and the climate.
This is a unique opportunity to hear how climate change and environmental and social conflict are impacting communities in Honduras and why collaboration, solidarity and climate justice are critical.
Carlos will share insights on how Vecinos Honduras’s multi-year strategy builds trust and confidence in communities, expands knowledge, and consolidates local organizations to defend the rights of their communities.
Space is limited & registration is required. Grab your ticket before it's too late!
WHEN: Thursday, February 29 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
WHERE: YWCA Hotel Vancouver 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver – Canfor/RBC Rooms.
FLOW OF THE EVENT: Doors open at 6PM. The talk begins at 6:30pm, followed by Q&A, networking and light refreshments / snacks.
Due to limited space, registration is required – secure your free ticket before they’re gone!
Meet Carlos Vijil Moreno, Honduran Rural Community Development Leader
Carlos is the Executive Director of Vecinos Honduras, a Honduran NGO that aims to strengthen community-based organizations in rural communities so they can advocate for their own needs and priorities, to protect natural resources (including watersheds), encourage food sovereignty, and ensure sustainable livelihoods for rural people.
Trained as a Sociologist (University of Costa Rica), Carlos has postgraduate training in social planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation, and non-formal education techniques. He has extensive experience in the management of development programs and projects, NGOs, and cooperative development, as well as a university professor and independent consultant.
Carlos has also held positions including: Program and Project Coordinator of HEKS/EPER of Switzerland in Honduras 2014 to present-day; National Director of World Neighbors, Regional Director for Mesomerica and the Caribbean of Heifer International, Coordinator of the Planning and Evaluation Unit of the Institute for Cooperation and Self-Development, Expert in Technical Assistance Regional Cooperative Program for Central America and Panama EU, Technical Advisor in Integrated Pest Management GTZ/Government of Honduras, Director of Department of Social Promotion Planning Secretariat Government of Honduras, Director of the Cooperative Research and Training Institute and Teacher at Department of Social Sciences UNAH.
This event is part of Climate Emergency week at UBC, which seeks to convene and energize communities of climate action at UBC. Join events, workshops, and activities, and take collective action for justice, people, and the planet.
This event is co-hosted by BCCIC and World Neighbours Canada. It is delivered with support from the Government of Canada and the Inter-Council Network’s Spur Change program.