The Center will empower local community organizations and local capacity building in Ranobe. It will be a space for learning, meeting, working, and facilitating sustainable livelihoods.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
SW Madagascar is under intense environmental pressure. Despite extraordinary ecological value, the Ranobe forest is continuously over harvested for agriculture, timber and charcoal. As sources of income, these activities are insufficient and unsustainable. The community lacks information on alternatives. The center will be a platform for the sustainable use of natural resources, forest restoration, better health, improved agronomy and agroforestry techniques and vital new income streams.
How will this project solve this problem?
The local people will organize themselves to build the center, local capacity and responsibility. In a participatory way they will define and create the program of the center, voicing their specific needs in education, health, and technical skills.
Potential Long Term Impact
The center will be an evolving educational institution, raising awareness and bridging traditional and sustainable livelihoods. Knowledge will be shared beyond the 800 Ranobe members to the broader community (more than 5000).
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,605
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,605 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.