Impact in Honduras
Firstly, I’d like to wish all the readers of my blog a happy New Year! I can only wish that we all have a better year and that travel once again becomes a possibility for those of us who can and want to do so.
Before the last year finished, I got some really encouraging news from my colleagues at the IFRC in the Caribbean. Back in 2017 I had written a global advocacy training programme for the IFRC, which we successfully piloted in Nepal.
I knew that it had been used by Red Cross/ Red Crescent national societies across the world, but after my contract finished with them, I somewhat lost touch with what was happening.
So I was delighted to hear that the Red Cross in Honduras had used their advocacy training to run a successful advocacy campaign. My colleagues told me that…
In November 2020, Honduras became a pioneer in International Disaster Response Law (IDRL), enacting the first IDRL Law ever adopted in the Americas aiming at facilitating the entry of incoming disaster relief and assistance. The law was adopted by the Congress’ extraordinary session on 11 November 2020 and, subsequently, endorsed by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on 14 November 2020. The adoption in November 2020 of the IDRL Law was the culmination of many years of research and humanitarian diplomacy (HD) efforts deployed by the Honduran Red Cross with the support of the IFRC.
It was so encouraging to get this feedback! I am now working with the IFRC again on an online training of trainers programme so that they can roll this training out even further – hopefully with similar impact.