Press Release – Futuros Colectivos


Wuqu’ Kawoq

Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
13 October, 2011
-For immediate release-

The second biennial development conference Futuros Colectivos was held in Patzún, Guatemala from October 7-9, 2011. The conference serves as a forum for collaboration and networking building for nonprofit and community based organizations working in rural Guatemala. This year’s conference was very successful, with nearly 500 participants and 80 institutions in attendance.

Major themes addressed by speakers at the conference included clean water technology, the development of effective surgical and medical referral networks, disaster relief coordination, and the empowerment of health promoter and lay midwife community initiatives.

Very popular at this year’s conference was an exhibition space, which allowed manufacturers of clean water and other appropriate technologies to interact with conference attendees.

The third conference will be held in Patzún, Guatemala in October 2013. More information can be obtained at and