This project aimed at impacts at the community as well as municipal and federal state levels - linking all of these. At the local state level, the team informed local political and security actors in each locality of the research and initial findings. They presented findings to the Mexican Chamber of Deputies and contributed to expert meetings to explore how the human security approach could be used to improve local responses.
At the community level, the process of building the Agendas for Human Security with communities was the impact. Each Agenda was discussed in draft form following regular workshops and informal conversations. Agendas were produced with community policy recommendations in three of the four case studies, where the security conditions permitted it. In Apatzingan, an Observatory of Human Security was set up to take the Agenda forward, coordinated by the Community Researcher, with links to various civil society organisations.
On the academic front, the PI and Research Coordinator are completing a journal article on the research. The PI also linked up with the PI of a sister Newton-funded Conacyt project. This collaboration translated into a successful bid for a Newton Impact Scheme grant, for a two year follow up of both team’s research in Michoacan, linking community and civil society approaches to new security thinking.