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Global Remote Collaboration for Impact at ThinkPlace

At Amani Institute, one of the things that is central to our methodology is learning by doing. Often times you will hear Amani Faculty say, “knowled…

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Charting a Future for Conservation with Local Communities at the Helm

One of the biggest polarities that we have in modern-day societies is between development and environmental conservation. The reality is that we do ne…

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10% Forest Cover in Kenya: Mirage or Possible?

“It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.” - Wangari MaathaiThe …

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Inclusive Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 19…

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Innovation to Realize a Food Secure Kenya

1.9 billion tons of food is lost in Kenya. Yes, you read that right. 1.9 Billion tons of food. Yearly.This is a sad state of affairs given that in Ken…

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The Virtual Greenhouse Sessions Series Kicks off in Kenya

All across the world, the warning lights have been flashing brighter with each passing day. Flash flooding, heat waves, prolonged drought, irregular s…

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Imagining a Future where Nature and Urban Development Co-Exist in Kenya

Over the past 20 years, when Kenya’s economy has grown exponentially, there has been an interesting trend: the environment has become a secondary co…

Education for Change: The Role of Creativity and Imagination

A year ago, I had left teaching to pursue a new career path . With a passion for nature and a scientific background in ecology, I was looking to find …

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Hungry for Change? Do Something About It

One of the things that humanity is currently trying to grapple with is the need to balance between development and conserving the natural world. For d…

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Creative Leadership in Times of Vulnerability

By Renata Ferreira, Amani Fellow from Brazil in 2018.Picture by @jamesponddotcoJust over four months ago, the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in…

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