Construct Community Outreach Center, SW Madagascar

by New Latitude (IHC)
$6,605 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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.


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.


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.

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).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


organizational profile
charcoal production and drought threats to forest
partnering organizaiton in environmental education
Eco-Explorers UM Art students in Madagascar Ranobe

Organization Information

New Latitude (IHC)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
New Latitude (IHC)
Project Leader:
Anthony Arnold
Director of New Latitude
Toliara, Madagascar

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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