Antsa RazafimbeloMadagascar (Host: Collaborating for Resilience)
Antsa Razafimbelo is a specialist in project management and has worked with national and international organizations and institutions in many sectors. He has managed and carried out several large-scale projects (climate change, agribusiness, environment, renewable energy). He has expertise in financial analysis, budget management, management of agreements and contracts, cash flow, mechanisms and procedures of entities such as private investment funds, government programs, working with private multinationals and international funds such as GCF, GEF, IFAD, Adaptation Fund. He has worked for private companies such as Nordex Group, Quaero Capital, Energie Team, and for international organizations and multilateral banks such as AfDB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, FAO, GCF, GEF, IFAD, IFOAM – Organics International in many countries: Mali, Niger, Vietnam, Somalia and Sudan, Benin, Cameroon, DRC, Chad, Madagascar, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Sao Tomé & Principe, France, UK, Germany.
Host Organization: Collaborating for Resilience
Role at Host Organization: At Collaborating for Resilience, Antsa will be serving as Program Management Fellow. He will manage partner collaborations and undertake action research in one or more program areas, and contribute to program development, marketing and communications initiatives. He will help build the organization at a critical moment in its growth by: working to solidify partnerships in Asia, Africa and/or Latin America; delivering action research that builds the capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations; and expanding the base of support from philanthropic and international development agencies.
Mialy RasoanarivonyMadagascar (Host: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship)
Mialy Rasoanarivony is currently a business analyst at BNI Madagascar. The position allows her a deeper understanding of the economic realities of her country over the past 4 years by assessing the scope of several activities. Surrounding herself with financial decision-makers and leaders has greatly enhanced her risk management, analytic skills, and financial decision making towards large to middle activities. BNI is the first banking Industry implementing the environmental and social management system toward the private sector businesses they accompany. She has a great interest for Development and Environment as SDGs goal to achieve. Madagascar has great environmental potential, as the country deserves to become a developed one regarding all of their resources. Her versatile background in environmental and financial fields up to Master Degrees will help her achieve the perfect intersection of business and environment. She also has focused her environmental studies on waste water optimization for textile companies, hydrological studies, assisting a borehole implementation to meet a company’s water needs with all technical studies, and the bioremediation techniques for soil polluted by hydrocarbons. Those have been done with strong collaboration with the Nationals Environmental and Industrial Centers. In addition to circular economy experiences toward some private sectors. She strongly believes that the sustainable financing accompanied with adapted environmental policies and strategies should be an impactful component for private sectors sustainable development achievements.
Host Organization: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Role at Host Organization: At the Miller Center, Mialy will serve as the Impact Measurement and Management Fellow: Supporting the onboarding of social entrepreneurs onto an impact measurement platform and conducting independent research with SCU faculty.
Mialy Rasoanarivony is a Business Analyst. She has an educational background up to a Master’s degree in the environmental and financial fields. Her current position has allowed her to deepen her understanding of the economic realities of her country – Madagascar. For one, she has strengthened her leadership skills by surrounding herself with Entity Executors. In addition, she has shown a strong interest in sustainable finance and is therefore aware of the important role that the private sector plays in sustainable development.
Tsanta Gaëlle RamamonjisoaMadagascar (Host: Making Cents International)
Tsanta Gaëlle Ramamonjisoa has eleven years of experience in the nonprofit sector, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anglophone Studies from the University of Antananarivo, and a Master’s degree in Communication and Languages Applied to Tourism from the University of Antananarivo. Since March 2020, the first lockdown in Madagascar, she has been working as a digital influencer and a content creator for the educational platform Voice for Change, and continued to leverage her voice as a voice artist. By writing human-interest contents, creating twenty-seven video shows across three different social media platforms, and by lending her voice to nonprofits and companies, she could spread positivity, foster greatness and break stigma around minority groups like the deaf. Prior to this, she served as a short-term communications consultant within the environment portfolio of the World Bank Group in Madagascar where she mainly supported the natural resources management specialist with digital storytelling and content production for over ten months. Besides these, she is the founder and the former president of the youth-led volunteer-match organization, One Way for Change, from July 2015 to March 2019. This experience helped her enhance her youth engagement capacity as well as her project management and communications skills, by putting herself in the shoes of over eighty volunteers and the nonprofits she has been working with and for. Also, by way of utilizing project management and content creation tools like Trello, Canva, and iMovie. Aside from enjoying to focus on topics of youth development, Gaëlle also has a strong passion for leadership programs and digital literacy.
Host Organization: Making Cents International
Role at Host Organization: At Making Cents International, Gaelle will be working as a Youth Engagement Fellow: Gaelle will support activities for YouthLead.org, with outreach and polling of youth networks to identify in-demand topics, content, and resources for the platform and its related learning events.
Anjanoro Rabarijaona has four years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. While working in Madagascar as a Recruitment and Procedures Supervisor with Population Services International, she helped improve the public health of vulnerable populations through a malaria control program and a reproductive, maternal, and neonatal HIV health program. Previously, Anjanoro worked as Human Resources Assistant for five years in an establishment in the health sector, where she participated in ensuring company employees and their families had access to basic care. Through these experiences, she developed interpersonal communication and talent management skills. Anjanoro enjoys focusing on the topic of public health.
Stéphanie Andrianaivoravelo has two years of experience in the non-profit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of Information and Communication. She works as a Communication Officer within Cétamada, an association for the conservation of marine mammals and marine habitats in Madagascar. She collected more than 2000 euros to support the association’s community training and health center in order to finance the training in crafts for women in precarious situations. This initiative has benefited sixteen households that have been able to complete their training and create their small businesses. Stéphanie has carried out numerous projects to promote responsible and sustainable tourism, such as training specialized guides in responsible cetacean observation and developing communication materials. She raises the awareness of the local population to the dangers of plastic waste, she is involved in the regional project of monitoring and evaluation of marine waste on all Malagasy coasts.
Narovana Radavidrason has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Master’s degree in Economics and Management with a focus in Macroeconomics and Public Economy from the Catholic University of Madagascar. As the Alliance 3.0 Project Coordinator for the Alliances Françaises in Madagascar, Narovana is responsible for the project management, financial management, and reporting. She establishes the action plan, does the monitoring, and supports the Alliance Françaises through missions and training. She volunteered at Lemur Conservation Network as the Regional Coordinator of the World Lemur Festival in Madagascar in 2020, where she sensitized and helped NGOs in celebrating the World Lemur Day. Previously, she worked for WWF Madagascar as a Finance Assistant for two years. She was the portfolio manager responsible for the Explore project, which supports the volunteers of WWF Madagascar. Making budget, following-up the expenses, and doing the forecast and the financial reporting were her main roles. Through these experiences, she gained skills in project coordination, in the financial management of a project, and in group facilitation techniques and methods. Narovana’s main area of particular interest is the conservation of the environment.
Mirado Rakotoharimalala is the current CEO of the Orange Pro League which is the only sports major league in Madagascar. He earned a Master’s degree in Sport Management and the Business of Football from Birkbeck, University of London. Before this current position, Mirado worked as the Communication and Marketing Manager of the Soccer Federation in Madagascar. From 2014, he acted as a Media Officer of the Confederation of African Football and the Council of Southern African Football Association. He had the opportunity to officiate for several international games in Africa. He has been part of the Steering Committee of the Young African Activists Network since 2019 and acts as the Vice-Chair of the Feminism workgroup. Mirado also attended the Youth Leadership Training Program provided by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Madagascar in and participated in the second cohort of the Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center in South Africa. Under the initiative of UNFPA Madagascar, Mirado founded and led the national network Tanora Iray which mainly focuses on adolescent reproductive health. He was also selected as the first Country Coordinator of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning in Madagascar. In 2015, he was part of the Malagasy delegation that attended the 48th Commission on Population and Development at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York as the youth representative of Madagascar. Through these experiences, Mirado has developed strong management, communication, and leadership skills. He is fighting for a better diversity and inclusion, enhancing the contribution of young people and women in any decision process.
Mialy Rabemanantsoa is from Antananarivo, Madagascar. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management, and a diploma in Business Management. She graduated from English First – English Town in Guangzhou, China in English studies, and also got her HSK2 certificate in Chinese languages studies. She has passed her theoretical exams in private law studies, and is on her way to get her final studies book to validate her Master’s degree in Law. Mialy is the President of an NGO called Avotr’aina which fights for human rights and against violence. She is also the secretary of an environmental NGO called Dry Forest which works for the reforestation of baobabs in Madagascar. For almost four years now, she has been self-employed as a legal advisor. She already experienced work in hotels, semi-governmental companies, and political organizations.
Mamisoa Samy graduated from the University of Antsirabe Madagascar with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and received a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication from ISCAM in Antanananarivo, Madagascar. Wanting to experience professional life abroad, she landed a contract with a big placement agency for a house and 5-star hotel in Lebanon. Later, she worked within the housekeeping department for Intercontinental Phoenicia Beyrouth. After seven years, she came back to her country with a fueled passion for hoteliers’ jobs. She started training many hotels in Madagascar by using 5-star strategies, especially in housekeeping. After some time, she co-founded a coaching agency. She served as an Assistant Manager of the guesthouse of Lovasoa Cross-cultural Competence Antsirabe and helped improve the quality of maintenance of the accommodation according to the international standard, as well as trained the teams in the use of cleaning products. She is now part of the Commercial and Communication team. She voluntarily leads an association registered in France called “Les enfants du jacaranda” — it concerns the education of underprivileged children in the city of Antsirabe. She started to develop the association by integrating poor single mothers who are unable to educate their children. She managed the funds in order to give children access to school and food. Mamisoa works on finding donors to sponsor school canteens for children to increase the number of other poor kids’ access to school.
Kimmerling Razafindrina is from Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Fianarantsoa. Kimmerling is currently a research assistant in agriculture practice in Southeastern Madagascar. He is the CEO of Kimmerling Consulting, a company that provides service and professional coaching. He has worked in different non-profit and humanitarian organizations including education, health, and environment. Kimmerling has attended professional training in different African countries. He has assisted in four researches and published in journals on community health in topics such as tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. He has organizational and training facilitation skills and has worked with youth for more than five years. He has assisted youth organizations to move forward and has inspired several young people to become responsible for their life. He has interest in youth leadership development, research, and humanitarian projects.
Harimino Rakotondrainibe has three years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Master’s in Telecommunication from the Polytechnic School of Antananarivo. She works as an IT Manager for the Malagasy National Research and Education Network, where she provides technical support for research institutions and universities in the country to foster development with the use of ICT. Harimino also volunteers as part of the Internet Society’s local chapter to improve the state of the Internet in Madagascar and raise awareness of its use and the benefits. Through these experiences, she developed strong project coordination, leadership skills, and community empowerment, especially with youth. Harimino has a keen interest in youth empowerment and education, and she aimed to engage more youth in critical areas, such as Internet governance, in her country.