Azafady is an award-winning British registered charity (number 1079121) partnered with an independent Malagasy NGO. Founded in 1994, we work on a wide range of projects both within the town of Fort Dauphin and with numerous rural communities across the Anosy region.
Our mission is to alleviate poverty and conserve unique and biologically rich but greatly endangered forest environments in south east Madagascar by empowering some of the poorest people to establish sustainable livelihoods for themselves and improve their well-being.
Azafady UK and ONG Azafady (Madagascar) have been working together as sister organisations for over 12 years in a skills-sharing partnership that has capacity building at its core. Azafady UK employs 3 staff members in the London office who are responsible for strategic planning and financial management, awareness raising and fundraising, and promoting Azafady’s international volunteering schemes. ONG Azafady (Madagascar) employs over 65 local staff members who are responsible for the development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all of Azafady’s projects on the ground in Madagascar. Azafady UK also employs 5 staff members who are based in Madagascar and are responsible for building the capacity of local staff, supporting project development, and coordinating Azafady’s international volunteering schemes. Azafady has several specialist volunteers who are based both in the UK and Madagascar, supporting the organisation through sharing their particular skills in different areas including proposal writing, research techniques, monitoring methodologies, information storage systems, data analysis, evaluation and reporting, media and communications.