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Mexicali bio-regional

This visiting professorship in 2018 was based for 10 days at the Universidade de Baja California, Mexicali. 

It included academic seminars, public lecture, 4-day post-graduate workshop, and a special workshop with the squatter communities of peri-urban Mexicali.  This was an opportunity to demonstrate and test the synergistic approach and Pathways Toolkit. 

For the squatter community, as the adults are mainly illiterate, the visual thinking approach was especially useful.  The outcome of the workshop was a community-university collaborative agreement, which still works 5 years later. This sets up enhanced access to educational facilities and specialist knowledge for the community, along with research access to a marginalized community for academics,