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The two week project trip to Madagascar was exciting and educating

Anna Ikonen, a master’s student in Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, volunteered with the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and Association Mitsinjo for 1,5 months in 2015. She participated in the project’s monitoring trip, collected data for her Master’s Thesis and assisted Mitsinjo’s work in Andasibe. I did not really know what to […]

Strengthening partnership through South-North volunteering

My name is Youssouf. I’m from Andasibe, a village situated in eastern Madagascar, 140 km away from the capital Antananarivo. I’m the vice president of a small non-governmental organisation called Mitsinjo. Mitsonjo works with local people around Andasibe. Our mission is to integrate biodiversity conservation with rural development. I work in our forest restoration project […]