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Dec

Kitty Brayne

Kitty joined the Blue Ventures team as Country Coordinator for Madagascar in February 2014. After studying natural sciences, focusing on ecology and conservation at Cambridge University, she went on to work on projects engaging people in nature and its conservation. A planned “year out” to get practical conservation experience in the Indian Ocean developed into …

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Dec

Brian Jones

Brian has been working with communities in Madagascar on conservation and sustainable natural resource management since 2006. This experience allowed him to integrate into the Malagasy culture, providing a solid understanding of the challenges that coastal communities face in managing their resources. He helped Blue Ventures open their second field site in Belo sur Mer in …

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Dec

Ny Aina Andrianarivelo

Ny Aina joined the Blue Ventures team in March 2014 as our Conservation Officer, and is based in Antananarivo. He has a background in natural resource management and environmental policy, gained through an advanced degree in water resource management and forestry, and a research masters in environment and development from the University of Antananarivo. As …

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Dec

Adoré Rekoronarivo

Adoré is Blue Ventures’ accountant in Madagascar, based in Andavadoaka. Before joining the team in 2009, he studied management for three years, and gained experience in community development while working with the Toliara-based NGO Tara Masoandro.

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Dec

Katrina Dewar

Kate started working with BV in 2010 as a Science Intern in London. She has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of York, and an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection from Bangor University where she undertook her research in collaboration with BV and Louvain Développement, investigating both biological and socioeconomic aspects of the …

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Dec

Guy Rakotovao

Guy has an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management and a Masters degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées – DESS) in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Toamasina, Madagascar. Since then he has completed extensive training in Marine Protected Area management at the IHSM in Toliara where he also undertook and completed a 6 …

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Dec

Dan Barrera

After serving as a Community Economic Development volunteer with the Peace Corps in rural Madagascar for 26 months, Dan is continuing his efforts in sustainable development ​i​n ​Madagascar, now with an emphasis on conservation. Currently working as our project coordinator in Belo sur Mer, situated on the west coast of Madagascar, Dan is managing ongoing …

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Dec

Emmanuel Andriamihaino

Emmanuel has a bachelor’s degree in Law and is currently working towards a masters degree in Law at Tulear University. Previously, he worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) doing environmental outreach around the southwest of Madagascar, and also as a consultant for the Toky Fampandrosoana Project in Tulear (Rural development). Emmanuel began work with …

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Dec

Florence Pichon

Florence, a French/American transplant from Texas, began working with Blue Ventures in early 2014 after finishing her MSc in Development Studies at the London School of Economics, where she focused on environmental and political economy issues. Whilst studying, she worked as a research assistant at the Overseas Development Institute, contributing to a number of projects …

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Dec

Jean Berthieu Nomenjanahary

Jean Berthieu is a native of Maintirano, and studied Organisations Management at the University in Antananarivo. He has worked in public administration and sustainable development in and around Maintirano, and joined the Blue Ventures team in late 2013. In his work with BV, Jean Berthieu aims to raise awareness on the necessity to preserve the …

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