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Exploring leadership
Robert V. Lange

At ICSEE collaborating with the people on an ongoing basis is central to successful organizing for life improvement. We don't just drop resources and leave.

A good idea is useful, but it's not everything. Through ongoing collaborations, ideas develop into real and practical elements of a new life for the people. This promotes genuine sustainability and empowerment. And through this process, we see new leaders emerging.

Read more about leadership below. Meet the new ICSEE Chief Assistant and read about the new overnight hostel facilities at Cypress Hill that just housed leadership training participants.

Thank you for all the support that makes this work possible.
With appreciation from all of us,


April 2019
Living organizations
To be successful, organizations need to be living, learning organisms. Good organizations challenge assumptions and habits on a regular basis.
Over the last few years, ICSEE has helped to organize four women’s groups. Each has resources and income-generating businesses.

And most importantly, each has leaders who do a great job, even in situations that they have never anticipated or previously experienced.

Facing leadership challenges
The leadership teams of all four organizations frequently face challenges that are brand new to them.

The Monduli Pastoralist Women’s Organization (MPWO ) with 220 members, are the expert stoves installers from 20 villages. They have a business buying and fattening bulls that they then sell.

The three widow’s organizations in Mitmoja , Nanja, and Longido have goat businesses, fattening 75 goats each. The goats will soon be sold for profit.
Each leadership team must face the income and profit distribution decisions inherent in this work. There are tough decisions coming up as the entire community faces the possibility of drought once again. And all leaders need to prepare to handle disappointment when expectations turn out not to have been realistic.
Leaders training leaders

Twenty-four participating women explored issues like these at the recent two-day leadership workshop held at the ICSEE Cypress Hil l Campus.

It was the perfect setting. These attendees were the very first to use the newly furnished overnight hostel accommodations. This allowed the women who traveled a distance to sleep comfortably right on campus, making the most of their workshop experience.
Program Manager Mesha Singolyo and Project Manager Kisioki Moitiko designed and led the workshop. With their expertise in leadership, organizing, recruiting, and training Mesha and Kisioki provided a very productive leadership immersion for six heads from each of the organizations.
It was a great experience for all. Thank you to all who made this possible.
Meet Sangoyani Yamat, Chief Assistant

More help needed

With so much growth in multiple sectors, Project Manager Kisioki Moitiko has needed a qualified assistant to take care of the many necessary actions.

When someone has to travel to Arusha to purchase steel and arrange delivery, or arrange for solar equipment, it can’t always be Kisioki.

Kisioki completed his search for a Chief Assistant and made his selection. We are delighted to introduce you to Sangoyani Yamat, the new ICSEE Chief Assistant.
Maasai Stoves & Solar delivery
Getting started

Sangoyani first came to work with International Collaborative in 2014 as the driver of the freight motorcycle throughout ICSEE Project villages in the Rift Valley.

But with the Project’s expanding need for on and off-road drivers, Sangoyani took driving lessons and became one of the four qualified drivers for the Maasai Stoves & Solar Land Cruiser and Land Rover.
Leader in training

Born in 1994 in Mungere village, Sangoyani completed primary and secondary school in Baraka and Mto wa Mbu.

Most week days he lives in Kisioki’s house along with other staff. From there he can function efficiently as the Chief Assistant, taking on a host of responsibilities.

Already fluent in English and an expert driver, he is studying accounting and will soon be able to take on more of the Project Manager’s financial management duties. 

Sangoyani frequently travels to Mto wa Mbu where his is building a home for himself, his wife, and four-year-old daughter. He plans to complete it this year. Congratulations on the promotion, and best wishes for success.
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