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Conference on environmental research and climate change in Madagascar

Conférence sur la recherche environnementale et le changement climatique à Madagascar

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Published on Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Abstract

On the international stage, Madagascar's diverse environmental research and projects are well-known. There are numerous ongoing international-led initiatives, conferences, and even visual arts highlight Madagascar’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. Simultaneously, they also foreground environmental challenges on the island, that both impact local fauna, and flora, and the people whose lives and livelihoods are tied directly to the wellbeing of their environment.

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Argument

On the international stage, Madagascar's diverse environmental research and projects are well-known. There are numerous ongoing international-led initiatives, conferences, and even visual arts highlight Madagascar’s rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. Simultaneously, they also foreground environmental challenges on the island, that both impact local fauna, and flora, and the people whose lives and livelihoods are tied directly to the wellbeing of their environment. These international initiatives grapple with both the anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric causes of environmental changes over time. In these discourses, we acknowledge the importance of these conversations with local researchers whose projects might be close to these issues geographically. Moreover, it is an opportunity to learn about ongoing projects, share effective practices/methodologies and other challenges in environmental research in Madagascar.

This conference invites students, professors, researchers, community members, and organizers in the Toliara region whose work and interests relate to the environment, sustainability, and climate change in Madagascar. In collaboration with the University of Toliara and University of Arizona, the goal is to share ongoing research, receive feedback, and engage in stimulating conversations related to their work.

These are the conference themes:

  • Methodology and practices : data collection, participatory/decolonial practices and ethics
  • Land and water management : unequal water distribution
  • Climate change and food insecurity: climate legislation, issues of governance
  • Marine conservation : marine biodiversity changes and perspectives on marine protected areas
  • Waste and recycling: the issues of waste overcrowding and valuations
  • Environmental (in) Justices : Transparency and accountability in environmental governance, environmental exploitation and extraction
  • And any other related topics

Collectively, we will approach these complex and timely issues from interdisciplinary approaches that draw from geography, marine biology, archeology, environmental history, anthropology, law and ecofeminism. Presentations can be in languages of your choice including Malagasy, French, and English in the form of panels, presentations, spoken word, poetry, or photography.  

Submission guidelines

If you are interested in participants, please submit an abstract (250-300 words)

by March 15th 

For any questions, please contact clarandimbi@arizona.edu, feretarodin@gmail.com, verizavezo87@gmail.com, djamasstonn@gmail.com, fanampisoamariela@gmail.com

Organisation committee members

  • Francis Veriza, Professor Associate, University of Toliara and associated researcher at UMR 5319 Passages, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne
  • Clara Randimbiarimanana, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Arizona
  • Fereta Rodin Manjaka, Master Student, Université de Toliara
  • Espérant Flaubert Veriza, Ph.D. Student, Université de Toliara
  • Amahada Saïd Djahere, Master Student, Université de Toliara
  • Fanampisoa Mariela Razafindralandy, Bachelor Student, Université de Toliara

Scientific committee

  • Sylvia Andriamampianina, Professor, University of Toliara
  • Bernard Koto, Professor, University of Toliara 
  • Andriamanantena Razafiharison, Professor Associate, University of Toliara 
  • Francis Veriza, Professor Associate, University of Toliara and associated researcher at UMR 5319 Passages, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne
  • Joli Solphi Hamelo, Professor Associate, University of Toliara 
  • Thomas Park, Professor Associate, University of Arizona
  • Marie Toussaint, Postdoctoral Researcher, UMR SENS - IRD
  • Stacey Tecot, Professor Associate, University of Arizona
  • Andrew Walsh, Professor Associate, University of Western Ontario
  • Amaïde Arsan Miriarison Tsikomia, Dr HDR, University of Toliara
  • Hery Andriananja Rakotomavo, Professor Associate, University of Toliara 
  • Jean Tsitaire Arrivé, Professor Associate, University of Toliara 

Places

  • Présidence de l'Université de Toliara
    Tuléar, Madagascar (601)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


Date(s)

  • Friday, March 15, 2024

Keywords

  • Madagascar, conservation, changement climatique, gestion, sud-ouest malgache

Contact(s)

  • Clara Randimbiarimanana
    courriel : clarandimbi [at] arizona [dot] edu
  • Fereta Rodin Manjaka
    courriel : feretarodin [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Espérant Flaubert Veriza
    courriel : verizavezo87 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Amahada Saïd Djahere
    courriel : djamasstonn [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Francis Veriza
    courriel : veriza7724 [at] gmail [dot] com

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Conference on environmental research and climate change in Madagascar », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 05, 2024, https://doi.org/10.58079/vyf6

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