2015 Central America Donors Forum


The 2015 Central America Donors Forum was held in San Salvador, El Salvador on November 18-19, 2015. The forum is a unique, annual meeting that brings together leaders from government, media, the private sector, and philanthropy to discuss economic development and poverty issues in Central America. The Forum provides an opportunity to discuss successful development and CSR models, meet key leaders working in the region, and explore co-investment for social impact in Central America.


View the full agenda and program.

Wednesday, November 18

  • 8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:45 AM Opening Keynote Remarks
  • 9:00 AM Opening Plenary: A Baseline Study on Corporate Philanthropy and Social Investment in Central America
  • 10:00 AM Plenary II: Best Practices, Innovation and the Future of Development in Central America
  • 11:30 AM Networking Break
  • 12:00 PM Release of 2015 Research: Child Marriage and Adolescent Pregnancy in El Salvador and Guatemala
  • 12:10 PM Plenary III: Step by Step: Full Human Rights for Women and Girls in Central America
  • 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
  • 2:30 PM Plenary IV: Education and Opportunities for Youth
  • 4:15 PM Closing Plenary: Corruption and Transparency in Central America
  • 7:00 PM VIP Opening Reception: Hosted by Ambassador, Heinrich Haupt, German Ambassador to El Salvador (By special invite only)

Thursday, November 19

  • 8:30 AM Opening: Keynote Remarks
  • 8:45 AM Opening Plenary: U.S. Development in the Region: Challenges and Opportunities
  • 9:45 AM Plenary VII: Affordable Housing: a Path to Social and Sustainable Development?
  • 10:45 AM Networking Break
  • 11:15 AM Plenary VIII: Opportunities and Challenges for Active Philanthropy in Migration Policy in the Region
  • 12:15 PM Closing Plenary: Citizen Security: Financing and Accountability
  • 1:45 PM Closing Remarks
  • 2:15 PM Site Visits
  • 6:00 PM Closing Reception
    • Hosted by FUNDEMAS
    • Museo Nacional de Antropologia

General information


The following research was released at the 2015 Central America Donors Forum:



2015 Central America Donors Forum