When she walks past you, her petite frame, warm spirit and down to earth attitude can fool you that she is just another ordinary Kenyan girl. But 27 year-old Dr Stacy Hope is no Kenyan but an anthropologist from little known Co-operative Republic of Guyana, located on the northern coast of South America. Dr Stacy Hope
Dr Stacy Hope
Stacy is on a mission in the country to share her vast knowledge with government and other stakeholders on how to address the ravaging drought in Northern Kenya.
Stacy was touched by the âKenyans for Kenyaâ initiative to raise funds to feed hungry Kenyans in Turkana.
"âThe Kenyans for Kenyaâ initiative was not just about fighting poverty, but also for humanity. I hope Kenyans will use that spirit to build Kenya," says Stacy.
To find out the root cause of drought in the country, Stacy is conducting a research focusing on Turkana and Samburu.
"The study seeks to understand the lives of the Turkana and Samburu people vis a vis the environment. It will help Kenya manage drought from a social perspective," she says.
Stacy is also rooting for long-term sustainable strategies to fight drought. She is working with various institutions in Kenya on this project.
Her research was sponsored by Sponsored Arts For Education (Safe), a charity that uses theatre and performance to communicate HIV and Aids, peace building and environmental sustainability.
"The director, Nick Reding invited me to conduct a research in Samburu for a week on the social issues facing the locals," she explains.