About Us

About Us

The Organization for the Development of the Bay Islands, (BIDO) was born in the Islands of Roatan, Bay Islands, of Honduras, on 2 February 2011 to fight for the overall development of the English-speaking Afro-Honduran communities, to help build a profile of dignity in women and men of African descent in Honduras.

BIDO organization is a private nonprofit, approved by the government of Honduras with legal personality # 1377-2013, composed of Afro-Honduran men and women struggling to promote integral development for English-speaking Afro-Honduran population. Also BIDO is formed to meet the needs of the Afro-descendant (Creoles or black English speaking) population in the Bay Islands and Honduras, an ethnic Group that has been historically marginalized and excluded from the plans and opportunities of development in the country’s population.


Our Mission

BIDO is Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the culture and heritage of the black English speaking people of Honduras founded to help Reduce violations of economic, social, political, cultural and state exclusion to the Afro-Honduran Communities and Population, advocacy, awareness, training and human rights.


Our Vision

The Organization for the Development of the Bay Islands, (BIDO) was born in the Islands of Roatan, Bay Islands, of Honduras, on 2 February 2011 to fight for the overall development of the English-speaking Afro-Honduran communities, to help build a profile of dignity in women and men of African descent in Honduras.

BIDO organization is a private nonprofit, approved by the government of Honduras with legal personality # 1377-2013, composed of Afro-Honduran men and women struggling to promote integral development for English-speaking Afro-Honduran population. Also BIDO is formed to meet the needs of the Afro-descendant (Creoles or black English speaking) population in the Bay Islands and Honduras, an ethnic Group that has been historically marginalized and excluded from the plans and opportunities of development in the country’s population.


Our Geographical Area of Work

The geographical workspace corresponds to all Black English-speaking Afro Honduran communities and mainly in the Departments of the Bay Islands, Atlántida, and Cortes.


Relevant Working Issues

  • Rescue and preservation of cultural values and language of black English-speaking people.
  • Community education and training
  • Advocacy
  • Afro-Honduran and Indigenous Peoples Human Rights
  • Defense of the Land (Degree, Extension, and Renovation of Lands for The Black English-speaking Communities)
  • Gender equality
  • Community development
  • Health
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Attention to problems of HIV-AIDS, alcoholism, and drug addiction
  • Activities to empower youth and women entrepreneurs
  • Community support and community legal services
  • Democracy, governance, and political participation

BIDO Strategic Objectives

  • Quality education for our communities
  • Local capacity development (organize and create awareness
  • Advocacy and empowerment of communities and Afro-Honduran population
  • Institutional strengthening and efficiency

Some of our Achievements

  • Peaceful march in defense of human rights and against injustice Racial discrimination and police brutality against the English people speak English
  • Participation in the 1st World Summit of African Descendants in the Americas
  • We found four graduates in human rights
  • Signing and monitoring the commission’s commitment to the current presidential campaign Member Government
  • Completion of the annual meetings affiliate BIDO
  • Participation in the National Solidarity Conference with UNDP (Against Racial Discrimination, Racism and Related Intolerance)
  • Participation 1 of the National Afro-Honduran Women Encounters
  • Participation in the national celebration of African Heritage Month in Honduras
  • Participation in thematic working groups of the culture secretary planning Government of National Unity
  • Election of the Central Board BIDO period 2011-2013
  • Evaluation of the management of the secretary of indigenous peoples and Afro- Honduran
  • Participation in the creation of the CDE-MIPYME

Operation

We have a General Assembly, which meets every year.

The General Assembly elects a Board of Directors composed of 9 members, who remains in office for two (2) years, whose members may be fully or partially re-elected.


National and International Links BIDO

The Secretary of the Office of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Honduran (SEDINAFROH)

Maintains links with ODECO bilateral cooperation with organizations and fraternal organizations in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the United States


BIDO is a member of the National Monitoring Committee Campaign Pledge, signed by the President of Honduras (Juan Orlando Hernandez), with the indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities.


IDAHMO Honduran Institute for the Defense of the Environment