UNICEFSpecial Projects

UNICEF Vision
Connecting Youth for the Environment is an initiative that engages students from 50 schools around Ranomafana National Park in activities that raise awareness of the environment while introducing them to skills that will be beneficial for navigating in the 21st Century.

Modern communications technology will assist connecting the participants with peers taking part in other UNICEF projects around the world. It is a vision that expands the perspectives and possibilities.


special projectsStony Brook University’s Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) and Emory University
A new collaboration with Stony Brook University’s Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) and Emory University commenced a pilot research project in the Summer of 2011.

The project explores the transmission of disease pathogens between humans, their domestic animals the forest wildlife. The data will be used to access the potential for further studies in Madagascar.

This is the first project for the CID in Madagascar, a country with a very high occurrence of plague.



artistes and environnementArtistes & Environnement
Artistes & Environnement is a project created by Malagasy artist Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo in partnership with the US Embassy in Madagascar after the embassy invited her to visit the Ranomafana rainforest and Centre ValBio.

She left "mesmerized with the beauty of nature, the richness of biodiversity and the kindness of her fellow citizens."

The project seeks to immerse artists in environmental issues by bringing them to the rainforest. Centre ValBio has been designated as a destination for artists.