Ileret

Origins in Turkana

We’ve had an incredible first few weeks at TBI Turkwel! After our time at Mpala, we’ve hit the ground running and have been really busy visiting the incredible sites in the Turkana Basin and enjoying life at TBI!   As part of the Environments, Ecosystems and Evolution course taught by Dr. Nicholas Taylor, we created toilet [...]

By |2023-09-12T11:36:25+03:00June 18th, 2023|Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Origins Summer Field School, Origins Summer Field School 2023|Comments Off on Origins in Turkana

Technical University Astronomy Students in Ileret

Meet Rashid Nafwa and Vincent Okoth, students from the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) working with the telescope at TBI Ileret. Rashid and Vincent are completing an attachment to meet their final year requirements of gaining practical experience.  Vincent Okoth and Rashid Nafwa preparing for a night of observations Astronomy in general is [...]

By |2022-11-18T16:01:06+03:00November 9th, 2022|Featured, General, Popular, Research|Comments Off on Technical University Astronomy Students in Ileret

MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

Hi again! It’s Ava and Christine, Mechnical Engineering Undergraduate students from MIT D-Lab. After a beautiful few days spotting animals in the Masai Mara, we flew up to TBI's facility on the east side of Lake Turkana in Ileret to continue our evaporative cooling research! During our time in Ileret, we focused on understanding the [...]

By |2022-08-05T08:33:00+03:00July 25th, 2022|Featured, Research|Comments Off on MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

TBI Celebrates Three Successful KCSE 2021 Candidates at Ileret Town

We recently feted three candidates from TBI’s Ileret scholarship program that sponsored students from the Daasanach community. They are Rahma Ahmed Said, Joseph Arcoy Hirbnle and James Loki Abucha. Their faces are presently unmistakable in the village, having produced exceptional performance in KCSE 2021. Such results have not been seen at the remote location [...]

By |2022-07-15T14:20:44+03:00May 17th, 2022|General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI Celebrates Three Successful KCSE 2021 Candidates at Ileret Town

World Water Day – March 22 2022

March 22nd is World Water Day and this year the international focus is on groundwater. This is a precious resource whose importance is increasing as the impacts of climate change become more significant. We feel this acutely in TBI Ileret where groundwater is critical to our operations.  In 2021, we were able to decarbonize [...]

By |2022-04-22T09:53:55+03:00March 22nd, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach, Projects|Comments Off on World Water Day – March 22 2022

Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

2021 was an exciting year for sustainability at TBI. We made great strides towards improving our environmental sustainability by increasing investments in clean energy. Over all, we installed over 50 kWp of solar panels, which can generate a cumulative 330 kW of power daily and we installed over 100 kWh of battery storage. This [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:02:14+03:00January 20th, 2022|Featured, General, Projects|Comments Off on Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

James Alkerech was a herder who spent most of his time taking care of his father’s livestock. Life in Fora, located in the remote area of Ileret Ward, has livestock keeping as the primary economic activity. This area is also characterized by frequent conflict over grazing land. In 2018, after a particularly fierce exchange, [...]

By |2022-02-09T16:14:32+03:00January 19th, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

Training in Hydroponic Farming in Ileret

The students together with their facilitators from Ileret's hydroponics training As part of the Water Energy for Food Programme Funded Project in Ileret, we have been conducting training in Hydroponic Farming for local community members. In June this year, we conducted public participation meetings to let people know about the opportunity and [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:54:23+03:00October 7th, 2021|Featured, Local Community Outreach, Projects|Comments Off on Training in Hydroponic Farming in Ileret
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