Xavier is a Barcelona based architect and development practitioner. He was the Chair of ASF-Catalunya in 2009-2012 and also Chair of ASF-Spain. He has been a member of the Board of ASF-International for several years and would like to give continuity to the last years of engagement with the network. His experience in the field of International Cooperation started in 1992, when he began collaborating with ASF-Catalunya as both an on-field technician and an office volunteer. Since then, he has been involved in a range of different projects spanning housing, education, and health facilities in Nepal, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Ghana, both in cities as rural areas. At the same time Xavier has also collaborated with the Local Cooperation unit of ASF-Catalunya, and is involved in communication and awareness-raising activities. He is a visiting lecturer at the Master’s course ‘Formal and Informal City in Developing Countries’ at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC). Has also participates in diverse classes, lectures or public presentations representing ASF during the lasts years.