MICAIA’s team return from Kenya training
With support from our good friends at the Gaia Foundation, UK, MICAIA was able to send three young people from Mozambique for two weeks of training in Kenya. The training started with a week learning about community ecological governance – the integration of traditional knowledge and practice with modern laws and conventions as a more effective way of managing community ecological assets. The Mozambican team of Eduardo (22), Mariamo (19) and Daglasse (27), spent several days living and walking in the forest near Mount Kenya, hosted by the elders of the community, and learning how the revival of traditional practices have helped protect the forest. In the second week, the MICAIA team visited communities in the Coast of Kenya that are facing a variety of threats from unscrupulous investors, and learnt about how community groups and citizens are taking action to fight for their rights.
Now that the team is back in Mozambique, Eduardo, Mariamo and Daglasse will start work applying some of their learning in their work with communities in Manica Province.