Community-led Tourism in the Okavango Delta

“The most dangerous animal in the delta, is the hipp…”  Buruaaaapppppauupauupauu! M’tanta, our poler, was cut-off mid sentence. The deep, guttural sound reverberated from the opening ahead. A few seconds of silence, and suddenly… “Buruaaaapppppauupauupauu.” Just as our mokoro slipped gracefully through the last of the papyrus lined canal into a broad pool. Four massive…

Affordable water technologies as a source of opportunity in Mzuzu, Malawi

A wind mast towered above the entrance gate into the SMART Center in Mzuzu, Malawi. That was just the beginning. As we crossed through the gate, we passed by an extensive technology demonstration area showcasing various models of water pumps and latrines. The SMART Center in Mzuzu is a non-for-profit organization focused on training the…

About 15000km.org

Freedoms are not only the primary ends of development, they are also among its principal means. — Amartya Sen. We recently finished a five month journey around Southern and Eastern Africa, to experience the people, cultures, customs, and the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Influenced by our professional backgrounds in engineering and economics…