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Connecting Campus and Community

Latin America and the Caribbean; Mexico

General informationUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
UNICEDES, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos , Mexico
Goal 3. Youth and life skills; Goal 5. Gender
Study subjects; Educational systems and levels; Educational population; Economics of education; Health education; Traditional education; Non-formal education; Basic education; Indigenous population; Economic and social development
adult literacy
Project description
To better meet the needs of local, and in particular the indigenous population, an interdisciplinary research team at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico was set up to study how to validate and integrate traditional knowledge into the university’s programmes. University of Calgary, in Canada, was brought on as a collaborative partner to gain expertise on how to connect the university to community development. What started as a participatory research project has now evolved into the creation of the Centre of Social Development Studies, which provides graduate and training programmes, conducts research in topics such as gender equity, health, and migration, designs and implements community-based development activities and offers outreach services for local development. The Centre is composed of experts from the departments of architecture, economics, education, engineering, and psychology.
1998 - 2002
PartnersChao Barona, Alejandro
Principal donor, cooperation agencyCIDA