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Contacts

Mirana Rakotosamimanana

Phesheya Vilakazi

program manager
PVilakazi@pactworld.org

Pact has worked in Madagascar for more than 25 years, improving health, the environment, educational opportunities and more.

In 2018, with funding from USAID, Pact launched the Hay Tao project, the U.S. government’s largest environmental investment in Madagascar in nearly a decade. Madagascar is one of the world’s highest priority countries for biodiversity conservation because of its exceptional species richness, high number of unique plant and animal species and the magnitude of threats facing these ecologically, culturally and economically valuable resources. Meaning ‘Know How’ in Malagasy, Hay Tao focuses on empowering local communities to lead the way in the management of their own natural resources. The project is using a systems approach to improve the enabling environment for effective, lasting community-based wildlife management and conservation of biodiversity.

Pact also works in all 22 of the country’s regions to prevent malaria and tuberculosis and to ensure children receive an education.

Pact’s past work in Madagascar has tackled a range of additional health, humanitarian, economic and governance concerns. Our programs have combated HIV/AIDS, encouraged corporate-community engagement and reduced corruption. Pact helped to extricate more than 9,000 Malagasy children from exploitative labor in commercial sex work, domestic servitude and mining. Pact helped those children return to school and access psychosocial support and mentoring, and supported their families to increase their income.

Stories and Highlights

Pact to implement USAID project in Madagascar strengthening local governance of natural resources and environmental protection

March 27, 2018
Pact has received a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to build the enabling environment for effective community-based management and protection of...
Mother and child in Katanga, DRC

Addressing child labor demands an integrated approach

June 10, 2016
This post orginally appears on the Crowd360 website and is cross-posted with permission. In factories, fields, and mines around the world, 85 million children toil in hazardous conditions that...

For a family in Madagascar, Pact scholarships make all the difference

September 30, 2015
In Manambaro, a remote, rural community near the southern tip of Madagascar, less than 1 percent of the population has had education past high school. Nearly three-quarters of people can’t read or...