In December 2017, The Maa Trust repeated the 2015 Baseline survey with women engaged in our Sustainable Livelihoods to analyse the impact of the social enterprises, specifically focusing on the conservation outcomes. The report summarising the findings is available here.

In 2015, The Maa Trust undertook two research projects that were commissioned by MMWCA and funded by Basecamp Foundation Kenya:

  1. Population Growth and Settlement Management. Download this report.
  2. Up-skilling Youth. Download this report.

In 2015, Katie Hartin, a Masters student from the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh interned at the Trust and assisted with the Up-skilling Youth research.

Download Katie’s Masters dissertation.

Our CEO, Dr. Crystal Courtney, undertook her Ph.D. in the Maasai Mara, completing in 2014. She assessed perceptions of the relationship between conservancies and development.

Download Crystal’s PhD thesis

Crystal’s Masters degree looked at the definition of ‘ecotourism’ and assessed the extent to which the Olare Orok Conservancy conforms.

Download Crystal’s Masters dissertation