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The Mara Training Centre (MTC) is located in the world-famous Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya.  The overall purpose of the program is to enhance the capacity of participants and their wider communities to create and manage the future they desire. 


It does this by focusing on 3 main aspects: building inclusive social participation, governance and decision-making; creating locally-led-and-implemented regenerative planned grazing; and stimulating growth in both livestock and wildlife-based enterprises through

value-chain development.


MTC is linked to 2 other “working labs” in the Mara which together form a unique learning hub: Enonkishu Conservancy, a community-owned wildlife and livestock Enonkishu conservancy; and Mara Beef, who are pioneering sustainable livestock value chains that give greater returns and reliable markets for communities.  Together, these provide a rich and practical learning environment that blends best-practice principles with emerging developments.  The learning hub also represents a strong resource for the region. 


The hub is also a certified member of the Savory Institute global learning hubs network, the first in Eastern Africa.  In addition to our normal training short courses, we offer globally-recognised trainer and practitioner certification programs that utilise trainees’ work environments, so as to maximise value and minimise absence from work.



Our expert team of trainers have extensive experience of working with pastoral communities across East Africa.

  • Richard Hatfield, Mara Training Centre and Savory Institute Certified Trainer

  • Dickson ole Kaelo, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA)

  • Judy Kepher-Gona, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA)

  • Oscar Koech, Professor at the Land and Resource Management Department, The University of Nairobi (LARMAT)

  • Musa ole Kiseer, Field Professional and Community Facilitator

  • Wilfred Mejooli, Field Professional and Community Facilitator

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