Jun. 2014: Challenge Camerounais, Social Business Forum in Dortmund, Germany.
Presenter on Best Practices for Social Businesses in developing countries.
Dec. 2013: Fact-Finding Mission to Shymkent region of South Kazakhstan.
Commissioned by the German- Kazakh Agricultural Policy Dialogue (G-KAPD).
Nov. 2013: World Innovation Forum (WIF-KL) "More with Less" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Guest Speaker on Panel “More with Less,” featured on Astro-Awani news and BFM 89.9 Radio broadcast.
Nov. 2013: Social Enterprise Alliance's xCHANGE Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Guest Speaker & Social Innovation Competition Judge
Sept. 2013: Passive & Low Energy Architecture Conference in Munich, Germany.
Poster & Paper, "SEED Certification: A Framework for Addressing Triple Bottomline Sustainability," with Mallory Taub.
May 2013: "Aquaponics & Food Security," 1st International Aquaponics Conference, in Wisconsin, USA. Further aquaponics research and growth in network of aquaponics practitioners internationally.
May 2013: Islamic Development Bank (IDB), 24th Annual Symposium Speaker in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Panel speaker alongside Dr. Jeffery Sachs on Innovations for Economic Development in IDB Member Countries.
Mar. 2013: MIT Sloan Conference Speaker & Business Plan Competition Judge in Cambridge, USA.
Panel Speaker on Food & Agriculture Innovations and selected winners for Student Competition.
Mar. 2013: Presenter & Workshop Speaker at Structures For Incusion Conference in Minnesota, USA.
Working with other designers to create a framework for Public Interest Design Projects internationally.
Feb. 2013: GIZ's Digital Development Debates Article, "From Kitchen Scraps to Healthy Food."
Explains why Maa-Bara works in developing countries and how we are growing a youth culture of agro- innovation.
Aug. 2012: Maa-Bara team Deploys Aquaponics Project in Lenya, Kenya!
Successful project deployment with partners in Lenya Primary School in Nyanze Province, Kenya.
Aug. 2012: Huffington Post Article "Runo Okiomah's Maa-Bara: Growing Food Anywhere."
Story provides a chronology of the Maa-Bara Project.
Apr. 2012: Winner! Ralph Adams Cram Award for Multi-disciplinary Excellence in a Thesis, USA.
Runo Okiomah recieved a cash prize for thesis, "Maa-Bara: Catalyzing Change in Nigeria's Niger Delta."
Jan 2012: The Social Entrepreneurs of MIT School of Architecture + Planning, USA.
Listed by MIT School of Architecture + Planning as a product of the Institute's entrepreneurial culture.
Aug. 2011: MIT Spectrum Spotlight on Elisha Goodman: "A Wish to Heal the World."
Elisha Goodman is featured in Spectrum Editiorial, highlighting exceptional MIT students.
May 2011: WIN! MIT Global Challenge, USA.
Muhammad Yunus Innovation Challenge: improved Agricultural Processes for Better Livelihoods.
May 2011: "Community and Economic Benefits of Aquaponics in Cold Weather Climates."
MIT Master of Urban Planning Thesis by Elisha Goodman.
Apr. 2011: WIN! Africa Innovate Business Competition, USA.
Maa-Bara is one of the Winners at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jan. 2011: “New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa”
Book by team-mentor Dr. Calestous Juma details how agricultural innovation will be the key to economic development in Africa.
Jan. 2011: Initial Maa-Bara Design.
Completed as Runo Okiomah's Master in Architecture Design Thesis at MIT.
Oct. 2010: Aquaponics Experiment.
Elisha Goodman builds Proof-of-Concept with partners in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Jun. 2010: MIT Schlossman Thesis Research Grant to Niger Delta, Nigeria.
Runo Okiomah researched vertical aquaculture in Japan and engaged in stakeholder meetings with fishing community in Nigeria.