MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA

by Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA
MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA

Project Report | Sep 3, 2019
Lessons Learned In Kenya Working with Indigenous People

By Jennifer Smith | Project Leader

Meeting with community and exchanging gifts
Meeting with community and exchanging gifts

It has been more than six months since we returned from our amazing experience working witht he Massai clans in Kenya last November 2018. We are currently deep int he process of preparing our organization's replication manuals so that we can apply for larger funding from grants in order to scale our work there. The lessons we learned there are critical for inclusion in our future replication processes and we are motivated to streamline our replication process as much as possible so that scaling to other communities in Kenya will be even more productive and smooth.

In general working with indigenous communities requires a lot of patience and effective intentional dialogue and commnication. It is necessary to have charts and graphs and concrete flow charts as often communications tyles with abstract thinking is ineffective and confusing. Detaling clear job descriptions and easy simple procedures for reporting on completed tasks creates trust and accountability. Transparency is achieved by designing clear  and easy accounting procedures that demonstrate how money is spent and whether activities are efficient and effective.

Finally, engaging in simple questionaires to track social impact is a final important element of the community reforestation work. We cannot preserve our work of planting and caring for new trees if we do not siccessfully empower communities, both mena nd women. This is challenign when working with impoverished people but truly it is where the greatest good is achieved long term for regrowing forest and conserving it with sustainable interaction with humans for future generations. 

Planning session using mind map techniques
Planning session using mind map techniques
Designing innovation is easy in our flexible model
Designing innovation is easy in our flexible model
Trying different ways to protect the trees
Trying different ways to protect the trees
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Jun 4, 2019
Follow up on the Trees we planted in Kenya

By Jennifer Smith | Project Leader

Mar 6, 2019
Tree Planting Work in Kenya Continues

By Jennifer Smith | Founder Director

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Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Location: Platanillo, Perez Zeledon - Costa Rica
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Project Leader:
Jennifer Smith
Founder CEO
Platanillo , Costa Rica

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