El Mangle is a campus designed to create meaningful positive actions.
We do this primarily by providing space and resources to encourage and engage civil society and by providing a neutral and respected venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
Conceptually, you can think of the campus as being built on three foundations, or objectives.
1 > To Engage Civil Society
Civic engagement is one of the pillars of a prospering community, whatever the scale. Without civic engagement the rule of law means little and government is unable to address the issues of its citizens. Our intention is to demonstrate what happens when Mexico’s civilian population engages proactively with its government and academic institutions towards a positive vision of the future.
2 > To Restore Natural Resources
Mexico has a long history of aligning the benefits of its many natural resources with the communities that are local to those resources. We think this can have a powerful and positive influence on the country and its citizens.
Relative to our location on the Sea of Cortez in La Paz, on the southern Baja California peninsula, our initial focus is on marine environments focused on fisheries as well as fresh water resources.
3 > To Promote Economic and Civil Wellbeing
We believe that economic wellbeing is an honest and motivating vision. Our experience says that this vision is best developed in the up and coming generation of leaders at every level of society. These are the people that we hope to engage and leverage their ideas. We connect them with the intellectual resources and networks of experienced people to aim for bold success.
To accomplish this, we hope to attract and incubate excellent education and economic initiatives.
Our hypothesis, which we hope to demonstrate, is that a society that is educated, engaged and managing their resources well will create durable economic and social value.