(pronounced buˈra) A word that has origins in East Africa. For some Kenyan natives, it means rain, while for others in Tanzania it means ‘leader in Africa’.
Indigenous religion in Africa was often tied to the natural environment, with influence on community and land management. An example is the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya that prayed for mbura (rain) facing Mt. Kenya when droughts occurred.
With awareness, communities would not only be empowered, but also be enabled to lead their own resilience stories. While this is happening in some places, it is not commonplace and yet it should be!
Where awareness of the changing climate is borne out of local experiences and detached from the climate science, we facilitate local conversations to help natives leap towards adaptation and resilience
Firstly, we plan to map out the rural communities that have climate knowledge in their native languages versus those that do not and gather information on their food system sustenance situation. To do this, we need your help!