24 Oct October 24, 2016 in Associations & Communities Liaison CoordinatorAndavadoaka, Madagascargilde@blueventures.orgGilde is from Toliara in south west Madagascar and his mother tongue is Vezo. He has the equivalent of a Bachelor degree in Professional Management and Finance. Before joining BV, he spent five years working for an NGO specialised in supporting small and micro-enterprises through the delivery of capacity-building modules. He also worked on several projects aiming at improving access to water and sanitation, and improving the lives of vulnerable people. Gilde initially met with the BV team as a consultant by taking on the mammoth job of training 316 aquaculture farmers in business management and financial management, and helped to create 8 farmer associations. Gilde has worked with BV since April 2016 as Associations and Communities Liaison Coordinator, mainly to support associative life in three Locally Management Marine Areas (LMMA) in South West Madagascar – Velondriake, Teariake, Manjaboake. In his spare time, Gilde enjoys singing and playing guitar.