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p4ges team celebrate World Environment day


The 5th June is celebrated around the world as World Environment Day. There were a number of celebrations in Madagascar on this day including one at the Tsimbaza Zoological and Botanic gardens in the countries capital Antananarivo. A team from Madagasikara Voakajy had a prominent and well-attended stand at the celebrations where they shared research results from the p4ges project (alongside other activities they have been involved in over the last year). The stand was visited by many dignitaries, school kids and members of the public who looked at posters and demonstrations and watched Malagasy language videos about the p4ges project such as this one on our hydrological research and this one showing our local level community feedback of results.

Josue Rakotoarisoa from Madagasikara Voakajy said “Thousands of people visited stands during this day, and we did not have time to take a break. Flyers were distributed to visitors. 10 booklets describing all p4ges work were distributed to authorities and officials who visited our stand.”