José Manuel Besares López

Country representing





  • University of Nottingham
  • MPH Public Health (International Health)

Current organisation

Chevening Alumni Mexico

Current role

CAM Local President - Tabasco

Skills and Expertise

Human rights
Public policy
Public relations

Areas of interest

Human Rights
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about


In 2013, after negotiating and dealing with the directors, I co-founded the first Official, Student-Led Federation in HIV and AIDS Awareness for a whole University in Mexico. BIDESIDA UANL (Search, Diffusion of Information and Education about AIDS, by the acronym in Spanish), made a change in the way university students see HIV and AIDS, while we reached the 174,000 students of the UANL, the third largest university in Mexico. It was the first time that the UANL addressed AIDS as an urgent, local, public need, instead of perceiving it as isolated cases in the community, or something that was happening only in another continent. Aside of the constant negotiations to keep the project alive, both politically and economically, my duties as the first President of BIDESIDA, were working together to generate HIV prevention among young people, without prejudices and with scientific knowledge, through conferences, visits to schools, media appearances, workshops, and events. In 2014, after finishing my tenure as President of BIDESIDA UANL, I was chosen as the first Scientist to be designed as Member of the Youth Council of the US Consulate General in Monterrey. I was part of the Council for two years, before winning the prestigious Chevening Scholarship of the British Government to study the MPH Public Health (International Health) at The University of Nottingham in 2016. In 2018, I won Tabasco's Youth State Award for Academic Merit. Currently, I’m a member of diverse international networks, as the UK Chevening Alumni, the US State Department Alumni, the International AIDS Society, the Leaders of Tomorrow in Biotechnology of the Global Biotech Revolution, the Young Leaders of Biotech in LATAM of Allbiotech, the Fraternity of University Leaders of the UANL. In 2018, I joined the One Young World Community after winning the Young Health Programme Scholarship and attending to the Summit held at The Hague, The Netherlands.