The International Collaborative
The International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment is a non-profit, non-government organization based in the United States and Tanzania. Founded in 1992, we are the developers of the Maasai Stoves & Solar Project, dedicated to:
A better life for rural Africans and a cleaner environment for all
Also known as the International Collaborative, we have 501(c) (3) status in the United States and non-profit, non-governmental organization status in Tanzania. Today, we focus primarily on the work of our Maasai Stoves & Solar Project while providing oversight for additional groups.
We invite you to explore our work with clean cookstoves, local economic development, and solar power. We are especially proud to offer innovative and highly successful methods for organizing for women’s empowerment.
The International Collaborate also oversees
The history of the ICSEE
In 1992 Dr. Robert V. Lange, Physics Professor and International Science Educator founded the organization. Its first programs helped to establish women’s businesses and clean water resources in remote Zanzibar villages. Read more about the history.
Meet our founder and president
Dr. Lange’s work in Tanzania began three decades ago when he joined the faculty of the University of Dar es Salaam as a visiting professor. Read the whole story.