- Project management
- Institutional strengthening
- Design and construction of water and sanitation projects
- Monitoring and evaluation
- District WASH approaches
- WASH regulation and policy
Tupac Mejia Medina Country Director - Honduras
Tupac is a skilled technical water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) leader with 24 years of experience designing, implementing, and scaling WASH projects to the district and national levels in Honduras. Tupac worked for the National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewers (SANAA in Spanish) and Honduran Fund for Social Investement (FHIS in Spanish) for eight years in a variety of capacities, coordinating and supervising the entire project life cycle of SANAA’s water and sanitation initiatives. He is experienced in navigating the processes and regulations necessary for pushing forward WASH initiatives and systems from the communal to national level programming. Tupac has supervised multiple national level projects through SANAA and FHIS, which have been funded by international agencies like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Tupac has experience with WASH programming in rural, peri-urban, and urban regions and has also supported rural areas affected by natural disasters, managing the reconstruction of more than 50 water systems damaged by Hurricane Mitch.
Tupac joined Water For People in 2015 as the Country Director in Honduras. Since he started with Water For People, Tupac has been instrumental in scaling and expanding its WASH activities in Honduras. His knowledge working with the public sector, his technical expertise, and his experience with international donors and community level organizations, gives Tupac a comprehensive view of how to advocate for changes and connect appropriate actors to advance WASH initiatives throughout the system, promoting sustainability and self-sufficiency.
He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica in Honduras and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Russian Friendship of Peoples University Russia in Moscow.