Maasai people are as iconic as the East african plains they roam.Their traditional knowledge has invaluably helped them to cope with all their necessities for hundreds of years. But in such a fast changing world this treasure trove of wisdom and skills may not be enough anymore. Surviving a land subjected to climate change and dramatic population increase requires a great deal of extra knowledge.
In a region near Magadi lake, in Kenya, the Maasai of Ol'Kiramatian realized that integrating modern ways with old traditions would have been the key to tackle new and worrying issues that have arisen on their territory. This original perspective started a domino effect that led to the development of new strategies to deal with social and environmental crisis. It also contributed to the creation of two wildlife sanctuaries, greatly reduced the conflict between predators and people and massively improved the role of women in their society.