Stipulae is a Dutch organization that aims to contribute to food security in a sustainable way, focusing on Tanzania. The organization supports villages, schools, farmers, and other organizations in growing sustainably. It achieves this through various projects, which collectively contribute to six SDG goals by the UN (No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Climate Action).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 5 excellent (but mostly highly motivated) students, with good knowledge of the English language. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply.
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Stipulae is doing a project called “Wish of Mama Anna” which aims to help the previously nomadic Maasai tribes in Tanzania create sustainable settlements. Students will work on a fictive case study resembling Tanzanian realities in order to establish a baseline for community building in Tanzania.
Preparation Phase: October – June
Implementation Phase: 6-8 weeks in July – August
About the project
The students will work on a conceptual design for the settlement of the Maasai tribes and work out a fictive case study that resembles Tanzanian realities. The conceptual design aims to provide a baseline for community building in Tanzania, and should be applicable to multiple scenarios and communities. The focus group is previously nomadic Maasai groups that want to settle to a steady income and food security. Students are expected to do research on the Maasai nomadic culture, and how these cultural aspects might change under the conditions of settlement. In this regard, the project has two intertwined parts: Social and Practical.
The switch from a nomadic lifestyle to a settled one brings along changes to the core cultural values of the Maasai. These changes should be investigated so that future settlement attempts can draw on the experience of changing living conditions and lifestyles. The evaluation of which type of settlements are well accepted by the Maasai, and which are not, is an important aspect of the social-cultural and ethical implementation of such community design.
With financially and operationally realistic methods, the students aim to install guidelines for Tanzanian communities in order to endeavour a sustainable and biodiverse livelihood. With this the students investigate the potential impact of such community. The students investigate the theoretical impact of agroforestry (biodiversity), water harvesting (water savings) and biogas production (energy opportunities), and set up a way to measure the impacts when these measurements are implemented.