En Route to Implementing SDG 6 in Honduras

During the month of May, ten workshops were held in the different regions of Honduras to raise awareness on the steps taken by the government to prepare for the implementation of SDG 6 in the country, as well as to promote that the Goal is included in local and territorial planning. They were also an opportunity to share information on GWP's campaign #ActOnSDG6.

The events were attended by some 30-40 water stakeholders each, including municipalities, water committees, academia, NGOs, among others -  in total 372 participants in the 10 workshop, 51 in the private sector workshops and 19 in the international cooperation workshop. 

All workshops included presentations on the Agenda 2030 and the water goal, the SDG 6 Initiative in Honduras, the situation of water resources in Honduras and the challenges that the country has in terms of water management.

Later participants worked in thematic groups (WASH, governance and ecosystems) to identify how their sector can contribute to the implementation of water goal and to identify cooperative actions at the local and regional level. The regions visited included: Choluteca (May 4), Comayagua (May 8), Juticalpa (May 10), La Ceiba (May 15), San Pedro Sula (May 16), Santa Rosa de Copán (May 17) and La Esperanza (May 18).   

Two workshops were held with the private sector, one in San Pedro Sula (May 16) and then in Tegucigalpa (June 1), with the support of the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (FUNDAHRSE). A socialization event with bilateral and multilateral cooperation, working with water issues in the country was carried out on May 3. These events were an important step forward in identifying opportunities for the establishment of coordination mechanisms for SDG 6 implementation.  

These workshops are part of the GWP SDG6 IWRM Support Programme, which aims support countries in their commitment to the post-2015 Development Agenda through practical support for a rapid start to implementing SDG 6 and other water-related SDGs. 

The Ministry of Environment (MiAmbiente), the Coordination Secretariat (SCGG), the National Water and Sanitation Council (CONASA) and GWP Central America organised the workshops together.

  • There were 372 participants in the 10 workshop, 51 in the private sector workshops and 19 in the international cooperation workshop.