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Fertilizer worth spreading TED talk by The Africa Center's PI, Jessica Davis

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jessica Davis, professor of Soil and Crop Sciences and a Primary Team Member of The Africa Center has designed a new kind of nitrogen fertilizer which is created to be sustainable, economical and renewable.

SAES Future of Africa Symposium: Keynote Address

Dr. David Nkedianye's Keynote Address is now available!

Africa's Next Big Boom

Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa is about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded global investment 

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. 

Where the Rain Falls

The Where the Rain Falls project, a project supported in conjunction by CARE and the United Nations University aims to increase understanding of the complexities of changes in rainfall patterns and how they affect food security and human migration. Through our research and risk reduction and adaptation efforts, we will provide better knowledge, recommendations and practical solutions to improve the lives of vulnerable communities in developing countries around the world.  

Of God, Rains, and Motorbikes

In Maasailand, "Enkai", "God", also means "rain". 
This documentary portrays members of a Kenyan pastoralist community on the outskirts of the Maasai Mara National Reserve as they creatively respond to challenges posed by climate change, land privatization and environmental degradation. In increasingly uncertain times, they ask themselves questions on the future of raising livestock in the Kenyan rangelands and what it means to be a pastoralist.

Pastoralist Voices on Climate Change

Maasai pastoralists face many challenges that are directly related to climate change.  Although government policies aim to reduce mobility in drylands, many pastoralists and scientists agree that pastoralism is a livelihood strategy that may be best suited to help cope with climate change.  This video highlights the ways be which local ecological knowledge and traditional scientific research can work together to build effective solutions that promote resilience in coupled human-natural systems and enhance human well-being.

Maasai Voices on Climate Change

In September 2011, several Maasai pastoralists in Maasai Mara, Kenya received video production training.  This video is a compilation of their efforts to illustrate ongoing changes in Maasai livelihooods and the environment upon which they depend.  

Behind the Scenes: Maasai Voices on Climate Change Participatory Video

This behind the scenes footage illustrates the process of making a participatory video in Maasai Mara, Kenya.  In September 2011 several Maasai pastoralists received video production training, and then were tasked with documenting the changes that local Maasai groups were experiencing in regards to both their livelihood strategies and the environment.

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