Future Without Poverty’s (FWOP) 2016 Conference on Reducing Global Poverty Through
Grassroots Sustainable Actions will be held at the campus of the University of North
Texas in Denton April 21 -23.
This conference is being designed to bring together local
entrepreneurs that will share their successes and vision for a future without poverty
based on local business models that are economically and environmentally sustainable.
FWOP expects participation from its global network of 50 affiliates representing 25
countries through the use of skype conferencing for those unable to attend in person.
FWOP anticipates representatives from over 10 countries to be at the conference.
The objective of the conference is to exchange ideas, projects and to expand our
growing global network for a future without poverty. This is a hands-on-working
conference that will help plan for future projects for FWOP and to set the agenda for the
2017 Summit of the Global Coalition for a Future Without Poverty to be held in Costa
At the conference FWOP will be unveiling its campaign to establish solar cooperatives
as part of its Solar KO Poverty project. This project already has interest from affiliates in
6 countries to pilot the project in its first stage. The goal is to distribute 1,000,000 solar
lights by 2019. FWOP affiliates from Africa, North America, South America, Europe and
Asia will be sharing their inspiring stories about education, micro businesses, water,
agriculture and energy projects that are already working or a part of their vision for a
future without poverty.
A Future Without Poverty is a volunteer run organization with no paid staff or
consultants. All the work we have done and are planning to do is done through financial
and in kind donations made by our volunteers and donors. We are asking individuals,
corporations and organizations to consider being sponsors of this conference and future
projects of FWOP. FWOP is presenting a unique approach to becoming a FWOP 2016
Sponsor that we hope will encourage you to step forward to help those in poverty to
have a future without poverty. FWOP is not setting a minimum donation on becoming a
sponsor of a future without poverty. We are leaving the amount up to each of you to
give what you can. Sponsors will be listed in alphabetical order in conference
publications and on our website without consideration in how much they give unless
they choose to remain anonymous.
If you wish to attend and/or are interested in being a financial sponsor of FWOP–
especially this conference, please register or make a donation by going to
http://www.untfwop.org/ and using our convenient donor button. Conference
Registration are $10 per student and $20 others. Also, we will have a Friday special trip
with lunch to Harvest Community. Cost of ride to Harvest: $10. Lunch: Free. If you wish
to go on the trip, you must register ahead of time. http://www.harvestlivesmart.com/.
All registrations and sponsorships will go to support the solar cooperative initiative.
Keynote speakers: Dr. Eliecer Vargas, CATIE, Costa Rica and Steve Saunders, CEO,
Panels on: Environment, Enterprise, Education, and
Empowerment related to sustainability and poverty reduction. Workshops on: creation of
solar cooperatives and an international center for testing and training of micro
technologies for sustainable poverty reduction.