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USAID/MujerProspera: Advancing Gender Equality in Northern Central America

March 19, 2024 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT

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Please join the Americas Program for a conversation on innovations made to advance women's economic security in Northern Central America, featuring a Keynote Address by Administrator Samantha Power, United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

On January 3, 2022, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America, USAID launched the MujerProspera Challenge, a regional initiative to advance gender equality in El Salvador (ELS), Guatemala (GUA), and Honduras (HON) that supported nine–primarily local—organizations (see below).

Over the past two years, MujerProspera partners have, in partnership with the private sector, advanced impactful solutions to advance women’s economic security and address harmful gender norms. These include to promote women’s decision-making, agency, and access to power; increase resources and economic opportunities for women; and improve labor protections and safety from gender-based violence in the workplace. This event will feature the nine organizations and will showcase the results of their innovative approaches.

MujerProspera Awardees:
1) Association Muchas Más (ELS)
2) Association of Productive Development and Services Tikonel (GUA)
3) Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Inc., Universidad Zamorano (HON) 
4) Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere CARE (HON and GUA)
5) Fundación Empresarial para la Acción Social, FUNDEMAS (ELS)
6) Grameen Foundation (HON)
7) Fundación COHONDUCAFÉ (HON)
8) Justice Education Society of British Columbia (GUA)
9) New Sun Road (GUA)

This event was made possible through the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development.

Photo: Icons-Studio/Adobe Stock

Photo: Icons-Studio/Adobe Stock

English/Spanish interpretation for this event is available.


Este evento cuenta con  interpretación en inglés y español.


9:00am: Introduction

Remarks by Jamille Bigio

Keynote remarks by USAID Administrator Samantha Power

9:20am: Panel discussion


  • Claudia Hernández - Executive Director, Survivor’s Foundation and Partner, Justice and Education Society (JES) (Guatemala)
  • Edgar Medina, Program Officer, CARE/Honduras
  • Rommel Stalin Hawit, President, COHONDUCAFÉ (Honduras).
  • Denisse MacLean, Coordinator - Women in Agro Network, Zamorano University (Honduras)
  • José Tomás Regalado Papini, President, FUNDEMAS (El Salvador)

10:00am: Audience Q&A

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Contact Information

Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development