Nairobi Kenya
Follow us:

At Feedback to the Future, we take pride in our mission to promote the sustainable development of local communities in East Africa. Our people-centred organization focuses on co-creating and operating circular and regenerative innovations that help create a better future for all. We connect local knowledge and networks with state-of-the-art technology to offer fertile and adequate feedback to local communities and ecosystems. We promote circular and regenerative innovations, including regenerative agriculture, natural buildings, waste management and sustainable energy techniques to support this mission.

Our Programs.

Image Title

Living Lab

At our organization, we value community engagement and believe that involving local communities in identifying issues, brainstorming solutions, and executing improvements is key. We use a living lab approach that creates an environment where experts and community members can work together to undertake community-based projects that are tailored to their specific needs. Our living labs are spaces for creativity and experimentation of regenerative and circular innovations in real life, allowing us to test, prototype, pilot, and scale proven and working technologies or innovations. This way we ensure full participation of different stakeholders and our programs are contextualize.
Image Title

 Waste Management

East Africa and Kenya in particular is currently undergoing significant social and economic changes, marked by a growing population, rapid urbanization, and shifting consumer behaviors. These changes bring both opportunities and challenges, particularly in the area of waste management. As the population increases and consumption behaviors change, the strain on public and private waste services and infrastructure becomes more pronounced. At FttF, we recognize the urgent need to address these waste management challenges and are dedicated to finding innovative solutions. Through our living lab, we are actively developing and implementing regenerative and circular innovations to tackle these issues head-on. One of our key initiatives focuses on engaging with local communities to develop waste management models that promote the concept of a circular economy like; by converting organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, we not only reduce waste but also contribute to soil enrichment and support sustainable food production. Furthermore, we are exploring the possibilities of producing biogas for cooking through the utilization of various households organic wastes. This not only reduces reliance on traditional cooking fuels but also provides a sustainable energy source, contributing to a cleaner environment. In addition to our waste diversion efforts, we are implementing biological wastewater treatment solutions to address the challenges posed by wastewater management. By utilizing natural processes like wetland waste water treatment systems. We aim to minimize the environmental impact of waste disposal and promote the conservation and reuse of water resources. Together, we can build a future where waste is seen as a valuable resource, and our actions contribute to the well-being of both the environment and the community.
Image Title

Regenerative Agriculture and Ecosystem Restoration

For years, farmers have relied on conventional farming methods, including tilling and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, to meet food production demands. Unfortunately, these practices have led to landscape degradation and harm to ecosystems, limiting farmers' ability to benefit from ecosystem services. At FttF, we recognize the need for change and are actively working with farmers to transition to regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is a holistic approach that seeks to restore and improve ecosystem health, support biodiversity, and enhance soil fertility. This innovative practice is increasingly recognized globally as a powerful tool to combat climate change, ensure food security, and promote long-term sustainability. To facilitate this transition, we offer a comprehensive blended learning program. Our program includes physical classes that cover both theoretical and practical lessons, as well as a digital open-source training accessible online and offline. This digital resource enables farmers to easily share knowledge and experiences with each other, even through Bluetooth connectivity. One of the key areas we focus on is training farmers in preparing and planting syntropic agroforestry systems. Syntropic agroforestry involves creating diverse and mutually beneficial plant communities that mimic natural ecosystems, resulting in increased biodiversity, improved soil health, and enhanced productivity. Through our training programs, we equip farmers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and manage these sustainable agroforestry systems effectively. By embracing regenerative agriculture and adopting practices like syntropic agroforestry, farmers can not only restore and protect the environment but also improve their livelihoods. Together, we can create a future where agriculture thrives in harmony with nature, ensuring a sustainable and resilient food system for generations to come.
Image Title

 Renewable Energy

At FttF, we are dedicated to integrating circular and regenerative economy principles with renewable energy initiatives to unlock new opportunities for a cleaner and more resilient energy landscape. Our focus is on exploring the transformative potentials of renewable energy in local communities. To accelerate the adoption of circular and regenerative approaches in renewable energy, we use our living labs approach to experiment and test sustainable energy technologies. We facilitate knowledge sharing among different stakeholders and foster partnerships between government bodies, private sectors, and local communities. Our aim is to promote resource efficiency and waste reduction through circular economy principles. By prioritizing the use of locally available resources and materials and harnessing Kenya's abundant solar resources, we promote sustainable energy generation while stimulating local economic growth. We believe in promoting renewable energy through resource efficiency, closing the energy loop, fostering regenerative energy systems, empowering communities, and promoting collaboration. We strive to unlock the full potential of renewable energy while preserving our natural environment. Our approach is community-oriented and inclusive. We actively involve local communities in decision-making processes, fostering community-owned renewable energy projects that benefit all. By ensuring equitable distribution of clean energy resources, we drive social cohesion, improve livelihoods, and promote sustainable development across Kenya.
Image Title

Natural Building

The state of the built environment significantly contributes to environmental degradation, accounting for a considerable portion of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In East Africa, particularly Kenya, rapid population growth and urbanisation have intensified the demand for housing and infrastructure, further worsening these issues. Adopting natural building practices that use locally available and renewable resources is crucial to addressing these challenges. Natural building techniques involve using materials such as adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, timber, and thatch, which have a lower carbon footprint than conventional construction materials like concrete and steel. These materials are non-toxic, renewable, and have minimal environmental impact throughout their lifespan. The advantages of natural building go beyond environmental sustainability. They also promote local skills, provide income-generating opportunities for communities, and contribute to cultural preservation. In addition, natural buildings have excellent thermal insulation properties, which reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling, thereby saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our goal at Feedback to the Future is to promote and advocate natural building practices. By providing training, guidance, and case studies, we aim to inspire and educate individuals and communities about the benefits and possibilities of natural building. Our built environment can respect and conserve our natural resources while meeting the needs of a growing population and urbanizing world