About us

LabOasis Foundation is non-profit, apolitical, non-sectarian
and independent organisation

We promote actions for the benefit of the communities living
in the Saharan and Arabian Oases,
thousand-year-old eco-systems of outstanding beauty

We are committed to averting the loss of this cultural
and environmental heritage,
threatened by global warming and destructive human activities

Why the Oasis?

Parce-que c’est le lieu historique et légendaire, entièrement réalisé
par la main de l’homme, qui raconte l’interaction vertueuse
entre les peuples du désert et leur environnement

Parce-que c’est un modèle pour toutes les installations humaines
un laboratoire à ciel ouvert où l’on peut découvrir
des techniques ingénieuses pour l’autoreproduction des systèmes naturels
qu’il est nécessaire de récupérer, mettre à jour et partager

Parce-que la niche fertile est un rempart de civilisation, tenu
par des communautés solidaires et ouvertes, qui ont permis les échanges
entre diffèrent peuples et la rencontre entre les cultures et les religions

Oasis in danger

Oases today are at risk of disappearing, depopulated by emigration
becoming more and more uninhabitable
due to phenomena such as diminishing water resources,
soil salinization and degradation along with silting

The peoples of the desert, under the combined pressure
of climate change and inadequate modernization
of techniques and lifestyles,
are in danger, as they are about to lose their habitat

What we do

We launch communication campaigns to raise awareness
about the uniqueness
of these human settlements in extreme climatic conditions
whose origins date to prehistoric times

We develop scientific research and on-field projects,
combining traditional knowledge with innovation

We foster activities that enable new processes of adaptation
that can reassert
the memorable resilience of the Oases’ civilisation