Since the 90s, Sir Salvador Moncada, one of the most prominent Hondurans abroad, has raised the idea of creating a network of scientists from Honduras abroad. In 2007, the Honduran Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (COHCIT; today: Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation – SEPLAN) and Salvador Moncada Foundation for the Advancement of Science joined forces to create this network. At the same time the National Association of Industrialists (ANDI) began identifying entrepreneurs from Honduras abroad to award the Prize to Honduran Successful Abroad.
In late 2008 SEPLAN, ANDI and Salvador Moncada Foundation with support from the German Cooperation (GIZ) decided to work together to consolidate their initiatives forming what is now the Global Honduras, Knowledge Network Development Foundation, giving a public approach -private and firm guidance to the transfer of knowledge for development.
Honduras Global Foundation, established in 2011, aims to identify and connect Honduran and highly qualified worldwide in order to promote the transfer of knowledge and promote innovation, scientific, technological and business development in Honduras.
The vision of Honduras Global is to be the connecting bridge and inspiration inside Honduras and to the world to bind Honduran people of excellence who wish to achieve their country to reach sustainably the highest levels in the productive sectors and academics.
Honduras Global Foundation, established in 2011, aims to identify and connect Hondurans highly qualified worldwide in order to promote the transfer of knowledge of innovation, scientific, technological and business development in Honduras.
- Promote entrepreneurship and the development of science and innovation in Honduras.
- Strengthen national capacities of Human Resources through the development of programs and services that promote the transfer of knowledge (internships, tutoring, summer school and building connections, among others).
- Support the rescue of National Identity and improve the image of the country through the promotion and dissemination of the results and benefits obtained by Honduran international and national level (talks about leadership and motivation, open to recount and transmit experiences forums).