Madagascar is a beacon for IECD who have been implementing projects there since 1989.

Over time the IECD has developed innovative solutions to meet the needs identified in the areas of access to education for children in rural areas and in vocational and technical training for the youth. In 2013, IECD then started its programmes to support small enterprises in the outskirts of Antananarivo. The programme against sickle-cell disease was also branched out throughout the country during 2014.

Country Representative: Manitra Rakotoarivelo

Contact the IECD team in Antananarivo:

Address: Campus Ambatoroka – Enceinte UCM – Antananarivo 101 – Madagascar

Contact the SESAME team in Antananarivo:

Personne contact : Cyril Guillem, directeur du dispositif SESAME

Courriel :

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Contact the CERES team in Fianaranstsoa:

Personne contact : Eudes De Labarre
Courriel :

Madagascar is the only country in the world where the standard of living has fallen since 1960. Three-quarters of its 25 million inhabitants live below the poverty line.

In 2022, the CERES program in Fianarantsoa obtained a success rate of 93% in the BEPC (compared to 46% in the region) and 93% in the baccalaureate (compared to 44% in the region).

In addition to academic results, the program strives to provide young people with an integral human training that will enable them to find their way in society.

Following the CERES program and in order to extend its impact throughout the country, the IECD and the PROMES association have been deploying the SESAME program since 2013. Its objective is to accompany young motivated and capable vulnerable baccalaureate holders for 4 years -up to the Bachelor’s degree- towards their personal development and professional integration.

The hospitality school “La Rizière” in Fianarantsoa, the focus is placed on strengthening the teaching skills of trainers, who were supported in the preparation of their lessons and the appropriation of more participative methods.

Finally, in order to reach highly vulnerable populations in rural environments, the Support for Small Enterprises program provide a new mobile and simplified service offering.