The recently concluded The Long Run annual general meeting held in Nikoi Island, Singapore was a resounding success, characterized by inspiring moments of sharing, learning, and taking action. Saruni Basecamp made a significant presence felt with the participation of its CEO, Jerimiah Mutisya, and COO, Miriam Obegi. They actively engaged with other attendees, sharing inspirational stories and insights with leaders in the sustainability space.
This year’s annual meeting revolved around the concept of “Cultivating Resilience through Diversification, Collaboration, and Forward Planning.” The event presented remarkable opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, collaboration, and hands-on learning across a spectrum of sustainability dimensions, encompassing conservation, community engagement, cultural preservation, economic sustainability, green financing, and the integration of technology in travel. During the gathering, several key takeaways emerged:
Taking responsibility is essential for sustainability. We all have a role to play in reducing our impact on the planet and creating a more sustainable future. This means making conscious choices about the products we buy, the food we eat, and the way we travel. It also means holding businesses and governments accountable for their actions.
Biodiversity is crucial for sustainability. Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth, and it plays a vital role in supporting our ecosystems and providing us with essential resources. We need to take steps to protect biodiversity and reverse the damage that has already been done.
Innovation is key to sustainability. Innovative solutions are needed to address the challenges we face, such as climate change and pollution. We need to support businesses and entrepreneurs who are developing new and innovative ways to live and work more sustainably.
Well-being is essential for sustainability. When we are healthy and happy, we are more likely to make sustainable choices. We need to focus on creating a society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Cultural immersion is important for sustainability. By learning about and respecting different cultures, we can develop a deeper understanding of the world around us and our place in it. This can help us to make more sustainable choices that benefit everyone.
Saruni Basecamp’s Commitment to Sustainability
In his sentiments during the meeting, Jeremiah noted, “Resilience in sustainability blooms when we diversify our efforts, collaborate with purpose, and plan ahead with foresight, ensuring a flourishing future for both our planet and humanity.”
Saruni Basecamp’s conservation journeys are intended to be part of a bigger, lifelong commitment to conservation. Our collaboration with The Long Run on a 4C’s practical framework will leverage our expertise in conservation and tourism, whilst promoting and supporting the Members. Saruni Basecamp shares The Long Run’s drive and support for sustainable, ecologically, and socially responsible projects with an equally weighted focus on conservation, commerce, and community in the Masai Mara and Samburu. Together, we tread the path towards a more sustainable future.