SEED Madagascar's projects are designed to work with communities, partners and regional authorities to assess local needs, ensure community ownership and assist the government in their development aims. By working with local partners we make sure our projects, from beginning to end, address challenges as prioritised by the community.
ONG Azafady is an independent Malagasy association established in 1996. It employs some 60 local staff, all experts in their fields, who are responsible for implementing SEED projects on the ground as well as providing information for regular reports in line with every donor's individual requirements. They are supported by SEED's in-country representatives who assist with project development and provide a link between the two organisations.
SEED Madagascar’s urban sanitation and hygiene project; working with local residents, organisations, schools and government to promote latrine use, educate on better hygiene practices and reduce open defecation across Fort Dauphin.
Implementing partner: ONG Azafady
Dr Mamy Soafaly Andriatsihosena
Head of Community Health
Mamy qualified as a doctor from the University of Mahajanga in 2003. He was subsequently employed by ONG Azafady as a mobile doctor and for the next 4 years visited remote villages across the region who would not otherwise have access to medical care. Mamy also trained community pharmacists and traditional midwives while supporting local health centres. Since 2006 he has represented ONG Azafady as Executive Secretary for the regional WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All) committee and in 2008 he was offered the position of Project Coordinator for Mampisaina, ONG Azafady's HIV prevention and sexual behaviour change programme. Dr Mamy was promoted to Head of Community Health for ONG Azafady in January 2011 and now oversees the implementation of the NGO's full range of community health initiatives. Throughout all of his positions with ONG Azafady Mamy has felt himself develop professionally and enjoys working with the international staff in the office.
Partner Associations Mentor
Mamitiana studied Management, Finance and Accountancy at the Institute of Management, Arts and Crafts in Ivandry, Antananarivo. Receiving his license in 2005, he moved on to study Management Informatics and Trade at CNTEMAD whilst working at Cartridge Factory. In 2007 he studied Psychology, Sociology and Anthropoly with the Gnostic Association of Anthropological, Cultural and Scientific Studies Madagascar for 2 years.
In 2010 Mamitiana moved to the S.I.G. construction enterprise, working in Administration and Finance, whilst completing his degree in sustainable development based on good governance. Achieving this in 2012, he moved to Fort Dauphin, working first with FIVOY Rural in local development, then consulting for ONG EFA in organisation and community development.
In June 2014, Mamitiana joined Project Malio at ONG Azafady, where he is the Partner Associations Mentor.
Firaisan'ny Skotisma eto Madagasikara
Scouts Association of Madagascar
In May 2016, in the third year of Project Malio, ONG Azafady partnered with the Scouts to promote Project Malio’s message about ending open defecation. Since that partnership began, the Scouts have proven their motivation and professionalism through their assistance with Malio’s Global Hand Washing Day event in October 2016 and by leading a World Water Day mass mobilisation event in April 2017 in Fort Dauphin.
Moustapha achieved his master's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Antananarivo in 2002 and started working for ONG Azafady in 2004, when he took a job as an accountant. In 2010 he was promoted to Head of Administration which means he is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the office through managing the buildings, utilities, equipment, stationary and support team. Moustapha works with Huguette, Nina, Pelakoa and the guardians who keep the office supplied, clean and secure.