The Mbura experiment

For rural sub-Saharan communities, our experiment offers an opportunity for them to access climate knowledge through their native counterparts who speak English

What is Mbura!

(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.

Our stories!

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!

What if...

We made natives who speak English aware of this ‘awareness gap’? Would that encourage them, those who are climate aware, to move in and fill the gap?

Consider this our experiment!

Where, awareness of the changing climate is borne out of local experiences and detached from the climate science. Our experiment explores conversations that help natives make the leap.

Support this initiative

Firstly, we plan to map out the rural communities that have climate knowledge in their native languages versus those that do not. To do this, we need your help!

Meet our ambassadors

We turned to these individuals to set up our experiment; to help us process their communities to find out if they have climate knowledge in their native languages or not

Activists

Traore Fousseny MALI
Our Planet. Our Generation. Our Future. Our Struggle.
MEET FOUSSENY
Annette UGANDA
“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great,” Zig Ziglar
MEET ANNETTE
Yero Sarr SENEGAL
“We live the life we ​​build!”
MEET YERO
Precious Kalombwana ZAMBIA
"Together we can pave the way for a thriving greener future!”
MEET PRECIOUS
Sainey Gibba THE GAMBIA
“Activism works!”
MEET SAINEY
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Annet Nannono UGANDA
“The little I can, I'll do with love”
MEET ANNET
Emmanuel Ochola KENYA
“Optimist realist”
MEET EMMANUEL
Eugene Twagirimana RWANDA
"Healing of nature heals humans"
MEET EUGENE
Abdoul Nazirou BENIN
"Farmer and Proud"
MEET NAZIR
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Farmers

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With a team of project leads, field assistants, and tools for promotion and outreach, your support will go a long way in making sure we have enough resources to see the Mbura Experiment through.

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