As we celebrate World Handwashing Day 2020, we take a look at the activities planned for the day, and reflect upon the progress being made to promote the active use of hand washing throughout Madagascar in the shadow of COVID-19.
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For World Mental Health Day, we take a look at the difficulties faced by international staff, who often spend a year or more away from family and friends while in Madagascar. How do people maintain their wellbeing?
As some of the forest corridors in Project Ala are now a year old, Forestry Specialist Sam Ambler takes a look at the successes of the project, both for the environment and the local landowners.
As the new school year begins in Madagascar, we take a look at the difficulties of paying school fees and uniform costs which can often exceed your salary - even for just one child - and one solution we're employing at SEED Madagascar.
As SEED continues it's most ambitious WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project to date, Josh looks into the work the team has been doing to assess the scale of the task ahead, using a comprehensive series of surveys throughout the region.
SEED's Conservation Research Programme is designing a new research project to study smaller bat species in the Sainte Luce area of southeast Madagascar. Find out more about microbats and the interesting avenues for research in this week's blog.
Programme Officer Emma Irving looks at the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation in Madagascar, what this means for SEED's Project Ala, and how we're adapting to find resilient solutions.
Project Safidy brings together organisations throughout Madagascar to host popular skill building sessions
Successfully adapting Project Safidy's capacity building activities to use remote tools in the face of the pandemic, and the value of this in Madagascar.
Conserving biodiversity and following to a long term strategy can be difficult, with projects typically only funded for a few years. SEED's Environment team has recently been developing our broad Conservation Programme, examining the effectiveness of our work to date, and looking ahead to the next 20 years.
Chance conversations with SEED's construction team building a school in the rural community of Mananara II lead to a surprising discovery about just how isolated it is, and what we need to do to help.