Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Madagascar: Combat dangerous myths and poverty to end attacks against people with albinism, says United Nations (UN) expert

Many people with albinism are prevented from obtaining gainful employment and accessing adequate education due to stigma and discrimination

A UN expert has called for urgent action to combat attacks against persons with albinism including murders and mutilations, which are spiking in Madagascar as dangerous myths and poverty persist. Babies and children remain prime targets among a doubling of attacks this year. “False beliefs, myths and superstitions that the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

The United States Government helps Madagascar tackle water insecurity

The U.S. water security experts helped Malagasy government officials consider ways to address the critical challenges that drought, flooding, and changing climate patterns pose to the nation’s agriculture and economic development

The Government of Madagascar, including Six Malagasy ministries and government agencies joined the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) for a two-day Water Resource Management Workshop September 27-28 to develop sustainable, practical steps that the Madagascar can take to improve the nation’s water…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

Agricultural Specialist Leads Growing United States Development Program For Madagascar

USAID Administrator swears in New Director for Madagascar

Anne N. Williams, a trained agricultural specialist, has taken the helm as USAID Madagascar’s new Mission Director.  Her appointment follows the U.S. Government’s designation of Madagascar as a target country for both the global Feed the Future initiative and USAID’s new resilience initiative, promising significant new investments by the American…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

Agricultural Specialist Leads Growing United States (U.S) Development Program for Madagascar

Madagascar needs someone who understands the country’s political, economic, and cultural context

Anne N. Williams, a trained agricultural specialist, has taken the helm as USAID Madagascar’s new Mission Director. Her appointment follows the U.S. Government’s designation of Madagascar as a target country for both the global Feed the Future initiative and USAID’s new resilience initiative, promising significant new investments by the American people…

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Madagascar: Notice to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of second call for applications for the “Business Linkage Program"

By mid-October 2022, 150 small and medium-sized enterprises will be selected to participate

It has been three years since the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) launched a programme in Madagascar to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. Objectives: To enable them to achieve economies of scale and create better employment opportunities for women and young people in key sectors…

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    • More than half a million Malagasy people in the cities of Antananarivo, Majunga, and Tuléar now have access to clean water thanks to a public-private partnership between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coca Cola Foundation, and other partners.
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United States (U.S.) Led Partnership Brings Clean Water to 500,000

350 new water points in the capital, Majunga, and Tuléar promote health and hygiene

More than half a million Malagasy people in the cities of Antananarivo, Mahajanga, and Toliara now have access to clean water thanks to a public-private partnership between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coca Cola Foundation, and other partners. Through the $8.5 million Water and Development…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

“We stand with you:” United States (U.S.) Ambassador Congratulates 74 Young Malagasy Leaders

Climate and women’s rights activist Marie Christina Kolo also received special recognition as the 2022 YALI Leadership Impact Award recipient

Speaking to 74 Malagasy participants in the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), U.S. Ambassador Claire Pierangelo called upon the young leaders to serve as mentors and role models to aspiring youth in their communities and to work together to solve the pressing challenges facing Madagascar and the world…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain |

Bahrain: Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Madagascar

A joint statement was signed regarding the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E. Richard Randriamandrato, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UNGA. They reviewed the joint bilateral cooperation in various fields, in addition to discussing a…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Madagascar: United Nations (UN) expert to assess human rights of people with albinism

The expert plans to meet with various stakeholders, including authorities, civil society organizations, and persons with albinism in Antananarivo, Fort Dauphin, Amboasary, and Ambovombe

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond, will conduct an official visit to Madagascar from 20 to 30 September 2022. “My visit will allow me to obtain information on, among others, the right to health, education and employment of people with albinism.…