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3Ps Movement: Reclaiming our Planet, Prosperity and Peace

SEANET empowers youth to create (self) employment within a more peaceful and conserved environment.

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*Please Upload User Experience Map (as attachment) and any additional insights gathered from Beneficiary Feedback in this field

The User Map shows the situation on the ground where communities live in a degraded environment with conflicts and poverty. Further insight shows Venn diagrams indicating transition of intersections of environmental degradation, conflicts and poverty to the intersections of Planet, Peace and Prosperity.

Why does the target community define this problem as urgent and/or a priority? How is the idea leveraging and empowering community assets to help create an environment for success? (1000 characters)

Firstly for environmental degradation, the target community equates this to droughts, drying of rivers and famine.
Secondly this is closely followed by disrupted livelihoods, livestock migration to Mt Kenya Forest, human-wildlife conflicts, redundancy of employees and general resource scarcity.
Thirdly they know that what follows environmental degradation and disrupted livelihoods are resource conflicts.
These three issues are threats to their existence and they know it. How to forestall them is the difficult part.
The 3Ps idea seeks to strengthen community institutions that could take care of the community assets that mainly suffer the tragedy of the commons phenomenon. This would be done through many old and new registered groups with their projects that will cascade to individual households.

How does the idea fit within the larger ecosystem that surrounds it? Urgent needs are usually a symptom of a larger issue that rests within multiple interrelated symptoms - share what you know about the context surrounding the problem you are aiming to solve. (500 characters)

The idea is in a sub-system of other systems including the river basin, Kenyan, African and planet super-ecosystems depending on the point of analysis. What ails us affects the larger ecosystems. The converse is true.
What we are treating could be symptoms of complex issues beyond our control. There are many laws, policies, treaties, in/actions that lead to climate change and this makes deforestation of Mt. Kenya just a symptom and not the original cause as we envisaged.

How does the idea affect or change the fundamental nature of the larger ecosystem that surrounds it (as described above) in a new and/or far-reaching way? (500 characters)

Many practitioners in 3Ps sectors eschew working together. Actors in different departments of the same organization have similar challenges. This is probably the main reason why we have failed to solve the 3Ps challenges.
Our idea uses generalists’ knowledge and experiences that straddle the 3Ps, leading to synergistic effects.
The success of our idea would therefore trickle up and across to affect the larger ecosystem where conventional wisdom of working separately rules.

What will be different within the target community as a result of implementing the idea? What is the scope and scale of that difference? How long will it take to see that difference and how will it be sustained beyond BridgeBuilder support? (500 characters)

The target community will be more organized, their mindset will focus more on 3Ps, will have more tangible projects done by themselves and backed by us. The project will cover a portion of the river basin and work through community groups.
We expect to see some effects in 1 year. The 3Ps movement uses participatory processes that, fused with economic, environmental and social issues, make the projects have self-propagating mechanisms.

How has the idea evolved or responded to your user research during the Beneficiary Feedback Phase and any further insights provided if you participated in the Expert Feedback Phase? (1000 characters)

SEANET visited 15 groups, 6 at their places of work, 2 in Camp Mahon and leaders for 7 groups in Nanyuki Town. These included 2 from Water Resource Users Associations.
 Lessons learnt from our user research and will be included in our idea comprise the following: Chiefs are excluded in many Planet and prosperity projects whose effects might spawn conflicts; Irrigation farmers increase crop acreage in rainy seasons thus increasing further abstraction of water during droughts; Projects are usually top-down and many die after the donor leaves; River water pollution from Nanyuki town upstream and large farms is a big issue.
We noted very high levels of poverty, inorganic group development and leadership skills missing, rural-urban migration to slums because of youth joblessness is rampant. Start off capital for small businesses is hard to come by.
The information acquired will be used to upgrade our idea.

What are the key steps for implementation in the next 1-3 years? (You can attach a timeline or GANTT chart in place of a written plan, if desired.) (1000 characters)

On our timeline, our emphasis is on action by beneficiaries to ensure successful outcome. Action is always the hardest part in any project implementation.

Describe the individual or team that will implement this idea (if a partnership, please explain breakdown of roles and responsibilities for each entity). (Feel free to share an organizational chart or visual description of your team). (500 characters)

Board of Management - Overall policy direction and strategy of SEANET
Executive Director - Oversees design, marketing, promotion of delivery and quality of programs and services. Will direct implementation and coordination of 3Ps idea.
Administrator/Financial manager - Planning and organizing financial and logistical support
Facilitators - Assist in developing training manuals
Field Assistants - Technical support when needed.
Volunteers and Interns - Attached to the program

What aspects of the idea would potential BridgeBuilder funds primarily support? (500 characters)

The funds will be used for:
• Capacity building
• Vehicle / Mileage allowance/Transport hire
• Training and office equipment
• Tools and equipment for small and medium enterprises start off.
• Remuneration and other benefits for staff.
• Full board accommodation for workshop participants.
• Field days/open days/awareness and performance reviews.

In preparation for our Expert Feedback Phase: What are three unanswered questions or challenges that you could use support on in your project? These questions will be answered directly by experts matched specifically to your idea and needs.

- In the course of our interactions with actors in 3Ps beneficiary feedback phase, SEANET observed weak communication linkages between actors at county, sub-county and low level. How can such linkages be strengthened?
- Due to economic hardships in developing countries, we have learnt that most youth desire to migrate to Europe and America for better lives. Most of the Western world does not subscribe to immigration because it disrupts their economic and social order. How can the Western world help to reduce the urge of our youth to migrate to the West?
- While visiting the beneficiaries, the SEANET team noted that the project area is occupied by several ethnic communities including Maasai, Kikuyu, Meru, Samburu, Turkana, Pokot, Somali etc. Some of them can only communicate in their mother tongue and are semi/illiterate. We therefore noted that we shall have a challenge of making user journey maps in many languages. What would be your advice on this?

Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The Peace, Planet and Prosperity (3Ps) project idea visualizes poverty, environmental degradation, need and resource conflicts in Ewaso Ngiro River basin as subsystems of one system. Each (subsystem) has multiple causes. Addressing a single cause leads to an effect on the subsystem, while the subsystem affects the system.
Each subsystem has multiple root causes that also interact. We shall use systems approach to address these complexities. Linking peace, planet and prosperity and addressing the root causes of each concurrently treats the system synergistically.
SEANET has established Camp Mahon Gardens as an incubation center. It includes social businesses of multi-disciplinary best practices that mimic conservation in situ.
The center will help participants to establish organized 3Ps movements. It will then act as a hub of the network to be backstopping them as need arises.
The project idea will use the established facilities at the camp to capacity build participants on environmental conservation, conflict prevention, management and resolution, food value addition and entrepreneurial semi-skills for (self) employment and group development.
Participants are recruited and capacity built in the camp. After the workshop they leave to practically form 3Ps groups or if they are already formed they will adapt the 3Ps philosophy. The participants will learn and adapt the best practices established in the camp. For each vice they will be assisted to make their problem and objective tree analysis trees. They will be shown how to prioritize causes so as to have doable activities in their action plans.
The clubs and groups would then be commissioned. They would network with other parties of the basin. School clubs would be weaned and through their activities continue networking while still performing their mandates after completing school.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our beneficiaries are:
(i) Students in poor day secondary schools
(ii) Groups of school leavers and other jobless youths
(iii) Teachers and officials from the Interior Security Ministry especially chiefs and assistants.
(iv) Religious group leaders.
How will they benefit from your idea?
All will be equipped with packages of value addition, entrepreneurial and innovation semi-skills and group/club organization that are backed by environmental best practices and social justice. Manuals that will be handy for the relevant workshop participants will be produced for them. This will make these benefits sustainable to the participants, to the society and the planet, now and in the future.
The offshoot of all these activities would be diversification of economic activities that will lead to reduced pressure on the resources, leading to environmental regeneration, more peace and still more prosperity.
This could lead to similar programs in other river basins in Kenya and elsewhere.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Our idea is unique in the sense that: It already has Camp Mahon as a case study. It also has many aspects of which the participants will see, touch, experience and study. Most approaches are reductionist and isolative when addressing problematic situations while ours uses systems approaches. Nascent 3Ps Movements will emerge from the camp. In future the members of the 3Ps Movement will be holding symposiums at the camp to showcase their achievements and for support.
Our unique advantages include: Backing by a passionate board of management. It has been immersed into doing this for over a decade. It is a recognized name in this endeavor. It has turned the idea from theory to practical and lives it.
Our social business model policy when we are fully functional is: Those able to pay do so according to the prevailing market prices. Those that can only partly pay are subsidized while those that lack come for free. These attributes largely ensure social and financial sustainability.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

SEANET is a Kenyan NGO, http://www.seanetkenya.org, and Camp Mahon Gardens, http://www.campmahon.seanetkenya.org, is its' program. Our vision is Kenya and Africa without hunger, poverty and conflicts within a well cared for environment. Our mission is to form alliances with like-minded actors to ensure prosperity based on sustainable and peaceful environment.

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

While building classrooms in 5 schools between 2006 to 2009, we learnt that the students never appreciated them. On enquiring, they informed us that the education they received was theoretical and would just lead them to poverty and joblessness. I became empathetic immediately and decided to do something about it, then and forever. I immediately conceived the eGardens and cottage food industries model for schools that has to date evolved into Camp Mahon Gardens social business model.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The project is set in the Ewaso Ngiro River Basin. During drought, water, pasture and food are scarce. The upper basin is occupied by small-scale and horticultural farmers. Water upstream is over-abstracted, riparian land cleared while the Mt. Kenya forest is deforested, leading to intra water resource conflicts. The lower zone is occupied by the pastoralists and the ranchers. During drought, violent intra water and pasture conflicts ensue. Animals trek towards Mt Kenya, upper zone, causing damage to crops and environment on their way causing inter zone conflicts. In both zones, the jobless poach on natural resources, resulting in more deforestation and land degradation. Others are vulnerable to joining criminal gangs including Alshabab hence disrupting peace. These vagaries of environmental degradation, joblessness intertwined with intra and inter upper and lower basin conflicts are at their all-time high. This is the context in which the 3Ps Movement is set.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Our partners and stakeholders are the school boards of management who are responsible of school policies and management, the Parents Teachers Association that guides the boards on the student needs. The clubs that are the contact points through which the rest of student population is accessed. Others include the Ministry of Education that guides on education policies, Agriculture that promotes food security and the Internal Security Ministry that is responsible of keeping peace and order. Others comprise the Water Resource Management Authority that controls water use, the Water Resource Users Associations that represents the interests of all users of a given water resource, National Environment Management Authority and other relevant government agencies.
This process of engagement will ensure project ownership and support, thereby ensuring the needed synergy and sustainability.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Youth and their parents are enthusiastic about learning value addition and entrepreneurial skills. Local entrepreneurs are ready to offer insight of their businesses whenever they are approached to allow participants to visit. The community is eager to learn about various plant and wildlife species and their conservation in the gardens of Camp Mahon. Majority of them are keen to resolve, manage and prevent conflicts but they lack the requisite know-how to do so.

Geographic Focus

Target is youth in Ewaso Ngiro River basin, within the counties of Nyeri, Laikipia and Meru, Kenya.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

The project idea requires 24 months. First 6 months are for baseline survey, logistics, creating awareness and training manuals, selection of partners and signing MOUs. Second 6 months are for developing training manuals, training of trainers, other groups and clubs at 40 participants per training. The last 12 months are for continuing training, holding field days for the trained and participatory monitoring and evaluation. All groups will have action plans.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No
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Attachments (3)

User Maps of Trees and Bridges.pdf

This document contains the user maps of both problem and objective trees superimposed on each other, how they affect the peace, planet and prosperity and their interdependence as shown by the bridges.

Brussels Declaration ‘Pledge to Peace’ invitation.pdf

Invitation to the Brussels Declaration 'Pledge to Peace' in London 2014.

eGardens Inoro Secondary School Pictorial.pdf

eGardens Project Inoro Secondary School showing food value addition.

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Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Kelvin for your views. If we are lucky to get a chance, we shall hit the ground running - the sky will be the limit!

Photo of Kelvin Lemantaan
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This are very good ideas
Having been working with several Aids and conflict resolution projects, I can see great positive resolution impact in this project because you are covering both natural resources and economic which are the greatest causes of conflict in the world today.
Wishing you all the best.

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This is a lovely idea--very similar to our @Ta-Valema Learning Lab. I hope we can work together. We are a small team of volunteers (the only paid staff are not professionals--not even fluent in English or necessarily literate in their mother-tongue), most of whom are in Sierra Leone now--I am just pinch hitting and so did not see this contribution earlier or I would have proposed collaboration and cross-pollenation sooner. Would love to keep in touch about that possibility. Best of luck.

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Vidhya Shanker
I have read about your Ta-Valema Learning Lab idea in Sierra Leone and understood your cause that is very similar to ours. It is a pity that our Africa is unable to nurture her children despite the potential resources that we are bestowed with. It is like all the forces of poverty have conspired and decided to seek a permanent abode here.
 But I believe Africa has its fair share of this. Most organizations eschew collaboration with others, exchange ideas with only those in their league, suffer ''idea inbreeding depression'' and continue in this tread to ensure continuity of hopelessness. This is the reason why your thoughts about collaboration is a step in the right direction and I believe it could bring untold dividends for our mother Africa that you are trying so much to actualize. I wish your idea all the luck and hope that we shall remain in touch. Yours in a Better World.

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Thanks a lot--let's find ways we can work together. For example, possibly through SLFND's PACT program--Permaculture Africa Cross Training, which results in certification. It is designed as an exchange rather than an imposition of knowledge. We are also strong in peacemaking and nonviolence. What is new for us in this context is sustainable, socially- and environmentally-minded business development in the absence of infrastructure. Perhaps we could get ideas from you there.

As you know, the continent has to unite--one or two small villages' work will not shift global dynamics by themselves.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you for this. I will soon familiarize my self with Permaculture Africa Cross Training. You are also correct in saying that one or two villages' work will have minor effects. I think that which can motivate practical execution of the 3Ps, at individual, family, group, school, religious institution, music industry and indeed all organizations, in millions and perhaps billions is what will check the imminent threats before us. But so have all the many known challenges been. I think what we are trying to do puts us in the right side of history and I know that is already part of motivation . Thanks.

Photo of Purity Gathoni
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The enthusiasm we encountered during the beneficiary feedback phase was telling, there are a lot of gaps that the 3Ps idea will help fill in the different communities we visited.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Purity for this. I think we needed this. In addition to being a good sign of potential 3Ps success, the enthusiasm they openly showed has provided us the much needed motivation to make us trudge on even when the going gets tough - which it often does.

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Having participated in the beneficiary feedback phase, it was an eye opener on how various self-help groups have adapted and found solutions to some of the problems they face. I think the 3ps idea could incorporate some of the successful solutions on top of the ones already covered.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you so much for your continued resourcefulness to ensure that we remain on course. We shall continuously be updating our idea with all feed backs to ensure that it is actors' based. I am obliged.

Photo of Martin Kinoti
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This is a brilliant idea covering all age groups.
With its implementation, we will have achieved our aim of 3ps...
Nice update

Photo of Macheru Karuku
Team

Hi Kinoti,
Thank you Kinoti for all your inputs to ensure we are still on course. I am obliged.

Photo of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
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Hi Macheru,
The 3Ps project sounds like a unique combination of environmental preservation and economic and social development. Good luck moving forward, and I hope your project continues its great work!

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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May be if we could all start doing something in the 3Ps intersection, at individual, country and global levels, probably we could be on the pathway to dismantling the embedded pillars of climate change. I am obliged.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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I now recall seeing you explaining your work in the television some year back and appreciating what I saw and heard. I have visited such Nairobi slums as Mathare, Mukuru Kwa Ruben, Korogocho in addition to Kibera. Many who could solve the slum problematic situations largely eschew visiting them perhaps because, '' what you don't know won't hurt you''. How do you bring key actors to the slums so that they can be part of the solution and not vice versa? I wish you all the luck for this noble idea.

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I now recall seeing you explaining your work in the television some year back and appreciating what I saw and heard. I have visited such Nairobi slums as Mathare, Mukuru Kwa Ruben, Korogocho in addition to Kibera. Many who could solve the slum problematic situations largely eschew visiting them perhaps because, '' what you don't know won't hurt you''. How do you bring key actors to the slums so that they can be part of the solution and not vice versa? I wish you all the luck for this noble idea.

Photo of Anubha Sharma
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The point you have made about the youth not appreciating a theoretical knowledge that will not enable them to support a livelihood is unfortunately relevant to the Indian education system as well..i too believe its important for youth to be taught socially useful skills that will stand them to good stead rather than make them memories useless data that is available at the touch of a button. Ill watch your progress with interest. Good luck

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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We so much appreciate your inspiring comments. We are also surprised that theoretical education is that wide spread. I believe that if the converse was true, lives of millions of young people would be different. Thank you so much for wishing us good luck. We need it!

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you again Luz for the advice you gave us. I hereby request that you continue guiding us along this tortuous marathon.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you so much Luz for appreciating our project and further recommending a handy resource to us. We are studying it and will come back to you as soon as possible. Thanks.

Photo of Luz Gallo
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Hello Macheru,
What an amazing project. I was checking your attached documents and I was wondering if you have consider mapping from the beneficiary perspective in order to understand the project phases and their involvement on each one of them. Check this ressource: https://uxpressia.com/templates/government-slash-services .

Photo of Macheru Karuku
Team

Dear contributors,
This is to sincerely thank all that have been able to make comments on our project. We appreciate all your views that have now become part of our important data bank. You are still invited to make more comments and I will always, now and in the future attempt to respond. Please pass the same to your friends. Thanks.

Photo of Charles Betterton, MSCED
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Thank you Macheru Karuku for sharing your most worthwhile and practical vision here. And thank you for your positive comment on our project! While I am not quite sure exactly how we might best be able to support your project, we MIGHT be able to have 1 or more Structured Water devices donated for you to experiment with. One of our sponsor organizations has been helping market thousands of those devices world-wide and there have been some amazing success stories with agricultural applications. For example, plants grown in Structured Water are healthier, require less water, fertilizer, pesticide and the nutritional value of food is higher (and that can be easily measured with an inexpensive refractometer.)

If you might be interested, please take a look at the information provided at https://www.naturallybalancedstructuredwater.com and if you think your organization would be interested in experimenting with 1 or more Structured Water units IF we are able to get them donated, pelase let me know. You could reach me at ceo@universityforsuccessfulliving.org.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Charles, we appreciate all that your Ultimate YOUniversity for Successful Living is doing for the world's 90% of humanity to actualize their potential in the hierarchy of needs. That is great! We understand your vision very well because we have been attempting with little success to build capacity of the young people and women who are at the lowest 40% in the Maslow's needs' hierarchy. They earn less than2 USD per day within a degraded environment prone to resource conflicts. I believe we have so much in common and I look forward to our working together to realize our goals. We are interested in your kind offer and I am going to be in touch with you soonest.

Photo of Charles Betterton, MSCED
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Thank you Macheru for your kind comments! Yes, it has been challenging to help individuals learn how to learn from some of the world's leading experts on personal and professional growth. That is quite understandable since as we have discovered and shared in our idea, the major development training companies prefer to target their products to the top 10+-% of the population because they understand the value of personal and professional development and they have the money and are willing to invest in themselves.

Based on your experiences, you just might be among the 1 in 1,000 who would actually appreciate watching the 19 minute video on our page that shares a 50 year history that led to our non-profits especially the University for Successful Living and our affiliated "cause-oriented" Benefit Corporations.

We deeply appreciate Abraham Maslow's works and have adapted them in several ways that you may appreciate and I would be happy to share them with you if you (and or any other contributor is interested.) One of them is a 1 page diagram that incorporates Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Dr. David Hawkin's Map of Consciousness. We use that to demonstrate how we ascertain which of the affiliated nonprofits and cause-oriented companies in our "Strategic Marketecture" would serve as the most appropriate lead agency for any particular potential client, programs or project.

We also have a PDF document that introduces the 14 stand-alone titles for Solving Life's Ultimate Success Puzzles (http://www.successpuzzle.com) in terms of where they relate to the individual "steps" of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. And finally, we include his 50 point description of a Fully Actualized individual in the main title in our series AND we state that our vision and mission include helping create and facilitate "more fully actualizing organizations and communities."

There is an observation I would like to share with you that I believe you will appreciate. Based on my experiences beginning at the age of 18 when I received an unsolicited grant from the American Friend Service Committee to address poverty and help support school desegregation in the Mississippi Delta (where I was born and raised), and subsequent services as a community organizer for a Public Housing Residents' Association, as the creator and facilitator of successful life, work and entrepreneurship skills and microenterprise development training programs primarily for low-income residents and as a success coach and trainer of success coaches for Success Motivation Institute, I made an amazing discovery. While our students had generally not been exposed to anything like life and work success skills, they were frequently more easily able to get and stay self-motivated once they began to see and experience for themselves results from setting goals, etc. than most of the individuals we served in the larger community. Best wishes on your continuing successes! If my associates and I might be of any possible assistance, we will be grateful for the opportunity, which by the way, is one of the primary reasons we are participating in this challenge!

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This idea is in line with sustainable development i.e social inclusion, economic development and environmental integrity. It is also very much needed for the areas stated due to inadequacy of technical skills for eradication of poverty. It will be interesting to use the integrated environmental assessment and reporting to show the cause-effect linkages of human and natural action on the environment, and in turn, the resultant environmental change in the state of the environment and human well-being.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you so much for your comments. Participatory monitoring and evaluation will be an integral part of the project,

Photo of Purity Gathoni
Team

This is a practicable idea and can be easily implemented for the benefit of the youth, women and the communities in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Yes Purity. This is so. I think the ease of implementation is based on the fact that after you isolate the causes, you can categorize  them to get those you can do alone and immediately and those you cannot. You will find that there are so many things that you can handle or you can influence action upon. For those that you can do nothing about for now, you can save them for the future. Thank you for reminding me about this fact.

Photo of Kawira Murungi
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With experience I attained at moi equator I can say that It has transformed many lives I do thanK and recomend 3Ps project because I understand its importance

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Kawira. You remind me of our eGardens project in Moi Equator Girls School - enthusiastic Girls in all sectors of the eGardens project. Please notice that the flag-bearer photo of the 3Ps Movement depicts the Moi Equator girls working in the botanical garden. Please inform your former classmates that we are still on course and they are free to join us to make a world of difference in our small world.. Thanks.

Photo of Kawira Murungi
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Yes I was part of the team at moi equator eGardens project and the entire school appreciated all support Seanet Kenya offered.
I fully support the 3Ps Project let your work reach out more people worldwide...

Photo of Hassan Abdi
Team

Heard of your Ideas from my daughter and for sure you have transformed many people keep up may you also cover samburu county

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Hassan, I think your comment is just so special. Notable because the source of your information is not only is it from a third party but from your daughter who might have heard of this from either her school or from her fiends. Can you imagine how the world would look like if such information was freely passing from children to parents, children to children, parents to parents and so on? From a person to 10s of persons to 100s,  from 100s  to thousands and to millions?  Passing information and taking action? Starting with the little they can do, influencing that which they can, lobbying and advocating for that which is beyond them? How would the world look like? Actually your thoughts are the bedrock of the 3P Movement - Communication and Action. About covering Samburu County, I believe it is possible, noting that it is within the Ewaso Ngiro River Basin and also depending on our capability. Thanking you again Hassan, Yours in a Better World.

Photo of Hassan Abdi
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I will also engage on the 3Ps project I want to be part of the transformation
Keep me posted

Photo of Betty Makena
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The support you offer to school is commendable also the training you offer to the youth for self empowerment is great I like your ideas.
Thanks

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Betty. We also undertake business counseling at Camp Mahon for young people.  You can visit us and your friends too to learn more of what we are attempting to do. Thanks.

Photo of Betty Makena
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Wow thats great ill let more people know what you are doing for sure you are a good role model to the nation at large

Photo of Antony
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Good Idear the 3Ps project will also bring peace in pastralist areas according to my understanding because food and pastures will increase if only reclaiming of lost land is possible

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Anthony for your views on this. It vividly brings up a possible view of an actor. Just as it has been emphasized that we have an intrinsic web of resource conflicts, you would be surprised how many would come up with differing positions if they were called upon to do so. I was personally involved in conciliation, facilitation, negotiation, mediation and reconciliation of  the pastoralist - ranchers conflicts of 2004 in the Laikipia part of the Ewaso Ngiro River Basin. You can note that this left out the other parts and therefore many key parties of the conflict.This endeavor largely succeeded and peace lasted up to the serious droughts of 2013. Now that it is calm, this is the right time to decipher the root causes of these conflicts, formulate project activities from these, prioritize their  contributory effects on conflicts and then formulate project activities for all of us to act upon.  This would ensure that we are on course towards our destination of durable peace. Thank you again Anthony for your comment.

Photo of Antony
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All conflicts are brought about by poverty and if poverty stigma is eradicated peace will prevail.
You are the kind of people many nations are wishing to have may God bless the work of your hands

Photo of Samwel Kaburu
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Am very greatful to be part of the 3Ps project. With aforestation and all natural resources maintained many people will reap good harvest.
You find that many people are ready to practice farming but but they are faced by many issues like luck funds, poor farming methods, poor climate and many more.
If all the methods I have witnessed you apply are used All the target 3Ps will be achieved.
Thankful wishing you all the best

Photo of Marina Cyber
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Having worked with you for the last 7 years I can say that seanet kenya http://www.seanetkenya.org has got all the evidence of your work.
You have brilliant ideas that can transform the world.

Photo of Mark
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Through your projects I have realised that no place that is naturally unproductive and the methods and techniques applied during trainings and implementation really help many people no matter the gender or age therefore I can recommend your work

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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I really appreciate your good views. Yours in a Better World.

Photo of Mark
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Its my pleasure ill let many more know about your work

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Please do.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Please do.

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thanks Mark!

Photo of Lawrence Kirimi
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I would like to join the 3Ps movement as you start please keep me posted.
You have got brilliant ideas keep up good work

Photo of ambrose maingi
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This is a noble idea that is well thought about. Keep up the good work.
Ambrose

Photo of Macheru Karuku
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Thank you Ambrose. Please feel free, you and others, to join the cause. Thanks.

Photo of John
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Congrats for the project.. in my opinion you should also involve neema officials during your seminars so that when the drought hit us they come in and ration the water usage from upstream where people tend to construct dams and hinder the flow of water downstream resulting to conflicts between comunities and clans

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Thank you John for bringing this up. We need  to bring in all key stakeholders that many a time work at cross purposes.

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Am convinced you will achieve the best

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Thanks John.

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According to my understanding with implementation of 3Ps self empowerment will bring about conflict resolution because having gone through this project and links provided.
 It will bring about self reliance many unemployed youths will find job hence developments can be realised.
Thanks for your good job.

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 Thinking aloud, I believe it is possible for all of us as individuals to internalize and act 3Ps and then pass this to family, friends, society and the world. Wont this be great? 

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For sure it will be great I appreciate your time and efforts to transform lives of many.
Thankfully.

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Welcome Judy.

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It was until I attended A seminar Awith you and visited several sites that i realised this is real keep up your good work ..... Highly recommend your projects

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Rhoda we hope to have more workshops in future and I do hope we shall continue interacting as before, Thank you.

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Please keep me updated I will avail my self for seminars

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Welcome, we shall remain in touch.

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I will join you as a volunteer due to my love for nature conservation

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I promise I will keep us posted

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Thank you Justin. Welcome and please bring more of those who subscribe this cause to make the task easier.

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Macheru, Very noble to have invested in empowering our youth on adaptation skills that equips them create opportunities while working with nature.

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Thank you Martin for having been a long-time friend in this cause.

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Having worked with SEANET for the last 7 years, I am witness to the state of hopelessness Kenyan youth face and the impact your projects have had. Congrats for the good work already done, and wish you all the best in this approach.

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Hi Bob. You remind me of the eGardens study that you carried out in schools with other researchers from Karatina University and the published work in the International journal that ensued. I believe Camp Mahon and this new beginning of 3P Movement   offers even more raw materials for more research and new results. Thanks.

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Oh yes, and as we observed in our study (https://goo.gl/HYyYZT), Kenya is in dire need of innovative ways to not only grab the youth's attention, but also provide them with skills to survive. Looking at the 3Ps approach, I am convinced that this is another superb way to make it happen. I would be honored to get involved in its implementation.

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Thank you Bob for your highlights.

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Having been a Teacher in Laikipia County for the last 15 years I can complement the work you have done for the last seven years.
Your work is Genuine and you are always available whenever you are called upon.
With implementation of the 3Ps Project you will have moved a step further to reclaim the lost natural resources and increase food production which will help eradicate poverty.
Keep up the good work.

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Thank you so much Alex. Please explain these bridges to your friends and ask them to similarly to the same to their friends. That way we shall succeed.

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Great idea! Which multi-disciplinary best practices are you referring to that mimic conservation in Situ?

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Thank you for your question. By multidisciplinary best practices (BPs)  that mimic conservation in situ, we mean that we only adapt those BPs in different disciplines  that enhance and /or do no harm to what already exists naturally. At Camp Mahon, whenever we are constructing a structure, we avoid  doing so where we have old indigenous trees and plants e.g. the red cedar, water berries, mukuriundu and others including those on the riparian. Where we cannot avoid we in-build. The water berry trees on the river and other intertwining creepers offer a natural habitat for breeding of tree hyraxes that you see foraging or sunning themselves at Camp Mahon during the day while they make unusually loud but entertaining noise during the night.
 The many mukuriundu trees again offer a natural habitat for the larva of butterflies that paint the camp white once a year. In other areas of the camp we attempt to plant various plant species as an attempt to bring back what was there naturally before. Thank you again for your interest.

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I hope during your project implementation you can cover on afforestation of Ewaso river that natural forests have been affected by human activities.
Am thankful for the projects I have seen you do that empower many unemployed and students reap good harvest.
Thank you

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In this new approach Veronica, we hope to bring as many different and multidisciplinary  ideas together, nobody left out, so as to act in unison and therefore have as many chances as possible to be able to prevail.

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Thankful wishing you all the best

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Personally I have benefited from this thank you very much keep up.
May God bless the work of your hands

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Vincent I am touched by this and I hope many more will benefit. Yours in a Better World.

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All my support please keep me posted
Its an evidence of your work http://www.seanetkenya.org

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As a volunteer with seanet for many years, I'm proud of the growth and unique ideas that empowers the community especially young people. Aiming at empowering the youth and enabling them to be self reliant is an amazing way to reduce unemployment. With the 3Ps concept I truly believe many people will benefit and not only at individual level but as a country and the world at large.
Well done seanet.

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I find the idea timely and considering the high rate of unemplyment in Kenya. We need more like these. All the best!!

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Thanks, you are all welcome to join the 3P Movement.

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i have referred to the websites links given in this and i hope this can go further in the arid and semi arid areas thank you for your good work

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Otto, with coalition of as many young people as possible, this will be possible. Thanks.

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i have personally witnessed this in my former school keep up good work

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Charity, you can let your former classmates know that they can be part of this new beginning. Thanks.

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I have seen the good work and the positive impact your projects have on the youth in Nanyuki and Laikipia as a whole. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you Njeri. We hope to catalyse a 3P Movement that will make a difference.

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What an exciting journey! I have visited Camp Mahon previously and it is already the epitome of peace. This project will make it something even more special and meaningful as it changes lives! Keep it up; your passion is inspiring.

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Thanks. For us this onerous but necessary journey has just began! 

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This is a great idea, keep up the good work, would like to see this implemented, it would be of great benefit to Laikipia/Kenyan youth.

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It has surely been seven years working closely with you. I can't hesitate to thank you for transforming many lives no matter the back ground or ethinicity.
Keep up good work

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Thanks, the struggle continues

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Keenly following please keep me updated on the progress

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I have seen what you have done to the schools for several years through eGardens of which has greatly transformed schools and many communities to which has also led to great environmental nature conservation. I Love this therefore I recommend you to bring change to the entire world
THANKS

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I believe we shall overcome!

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I have Also witnessed this projects and they have helped many schools and community groups and i can recommend this to many.

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We are grateful for all the encouragement we have been receiving from you. Thank you.

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I have witnessed the evolution of this project for many years and it has been of great help to many and therefore i can not hesitate to recommend it to all

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With your continued support Martin, we feel strengthened to continue. Thanks.

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A great idea.
Having witnessed the positive impact of the pilot projects in tackling various challenges in the local communities, it's a good move to bridge them and create a synergy to help break the vicious cycle of poverty, conflicts and environmental degradation.

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Thanks