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.



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



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 >>



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


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 >>


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


Explore the Community Resource Center on our Cypress Hill Campus for learning, training, exploration, workshops, community events, recreation, and as a gathering place for all.

New Education Programs Planned

October 29th 2021

New Education Program for Cypress Hill A significant social need There are many young people who need to repeat parts of the national exams to get the scores up to what they need to carry on with their life plans.… Read More →

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