Helping the people organize to reach for a better life, puts empowerment at the core of every aspect of the work of the International Collaborative.

Perhaps you are already aware of the danger of smoke in the homes of pastoral people in the developing world, caused by indoor cooking with open fires. This is a profound international health issue that affects millions. In response, the Maasai Stoves & Solar Project designs and installs clean-burning and efficient wood-burning stoves and solar panel-based electrical systems in the homes of the people. It also enables the installation of settlement-wide solar panel-based micro-grid electrical systems.

Since 2009, International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment (ICSEE) has focused on the Maasai Stoves & Solar Project.

The work also includes exploration of new livestock practices at the Project’s Manyara feedlot, in response to increasing drought. Safe water is a key focus, through economical, reliable programs. And the Cypress Hill Institute is the International Collaborative’s research and training center, home to experimentation, learning, and community-wide participation.

icons-04

WOMEN ORGANIZING

We Maasai women aren’t waiting! Partnering with the International Collaborative, we are working hard for a better life now. Read More >>

icons-03

ELECTRIFICATION

Nothing helps lift a community from poverty like having electric light at night. Can there be light so far off the national grid?  Yes! Find out more >>

icons-02

STOVES AND HEALTH

Can our stoves save lives? Absolutely! Indoor smoke is a profound international health issue that affects millions in the developing world. Read more >>

SAFE WATER

35 children out of 1000 die before the age of five from waterborne disease. We’re working on bringing clean water to the people. Read More >>

CATTLE

Maasai  traditional herding practices are world-famous, but are no longer succeeding in the face of environmental and social changes. Read more >>

INCUBATOR

ICSEE announces our Cypress Hill campus. As an “incubator” for life-improvement ideas, it sparks innovation, exploration, and learning. Read more >>

safe water in rural Africa

Safe water report card

October 29th 2018

The International Collaborative introduced water sanitation systems to the Maasai, based on tried-and-true chlorination technology, adapted to the local conditions. We take on a huge responsibility when we tell families that the water is safe. After all, we are telling… Read More →

Back to Top
International Collaborative