Our Visions

In a developed Madagascar, real mobility will be acquired for the entire Malagasy population, particularly in rural areas, to allow them permanent access to socioeconomic services, and to actively participate in the functioning and development of the country. .

In the medium term, half of the Malagasy road heritage will be restored with effective management, including in rural communes, and that 50% of the population will have access to a correct means and / or service of transport.

In the short term, 100 road contractors will have developed their road policy so that the services provided by rural roads are sustainable and inclusive and allow improved mobility.

Our Actions

The current actions are framed in the Strategic Plan 2021-2025.

Where are we in this year 2020
“As the great powers scrambled to reach the moon, we looked for ways to reach our villages ...
Now, the great powers have gone to the moon and come back, and even communicate with the stars ...
… We are still trying to reach our villages, and our villages seem more and more distant. "
Julius Nyerere - President of Tanzania (1964 - 1985)
Our road network is deteriorating rapidly because we are not investing properly in routine maintenance. So the rehabilitation works of our roads after 5 years without maintenance are costing us dearly. It is important that all citizens participate in the reconstruction and preservation of our road network to ensure the mobility of all throughout Madagascar.
In recent years, road accidents have continued to increase. They are fatal or a source of serious physical handicap for the victims. Raising the awareness of road users to adopt responsible behavior will be a priority action. At the same time, the authorities should take the appropriate measures to limit this upsurge in accidents.

The team of the NGO Lalana

Our Missions

Lalana (“route” in Malagasy) is a Malagasy NGO created in 1998 whose objective is to establish a process of sustainable development in the rural world, in particular through road infrastructure and transport, with the empowerment of citizens and leaders.

Our Values

Lalana's corporate values are characterized by the desire to make its contribution to development through an innovative approach, united around strong values: initiative, professionalism, creativity.

Our Activities

Our activities and projects concern :

  • Roads (prioritization, evaluation and rehabilitation)
  • Road management and maintenance
  • The economic and social aspects of development
  • The environment
    Intermediate means of transport
  • Road safety
  • Socio-collective facilities (schools, markets, water supply and sanitation)
  • Income generating activities
  • Citizenship, governance and human rights


Forms of intervention :

  • Project management, program estimate management
  • Project management for infrastructure works and environmental actions
  • Identification and implementation of rural road maintenance strategy
  • Capacity building (elected officials, SMEs, engineers, projects)
  • Management and maintenance of rural roads, biological engineering, environment
  • Mass education and information dissemination
  • Technical, socioeconomic and environmental studies
  • Support and supervision of associations

Last news

 Fighting the spread of COVID 19

Fighting the spread of COVID 19

Project : Lutte contre la propagation du COVID 19

In the fight against COVID 19, Lalana’s initiative has been supported by the Fanainga program. The objective of the initiative is to strengthen the fight against the spread of COVID19 in relation to the supply flows of the capital in basic food products in 10 suburban municipalities of the city of Antananarivo.

Useful documents :




Covid-19 impacts on women’s peri-urban mobility in Madagascar

Covid-19 impacts on women’s peri-urban mobility in Madagascar

Project : Comprendre l'impact du Covid-19 sur la mobilité des femmes et des ménages vulnérables dans les zones périurbaines d'Antananarivo, Madagascar

Lalana was able to conduct research on the impacts of Covid 19 on the mobility of women and vulnerable households in the suburban area of ​​the capital of Madagascar, with the support of High Volume Transport (HVT) of UK Aid. 

Link : study result

Establishment of a long-term maintenance system for rural roads

Establishment of a long-term maintenance system for rural roads

Project : Mise en place de dispositif de maintenance pérenne de pistes rurales

By providing technical assistance to the CASEF Project (INSUCO and SOCODEVI), Lalana aims to set up a long-term maintenance system for rural roads and is currently carrying out pilot actions in the Atsinanana, Itasy, and Vakinankaratra regions.

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Our Team

Lalana is currently made up of a team of fifty people, including twenty permanent staff, made up of :

  • Engineers: BTP,
  • Rural Engineering,
  • Geotechnician
  • Geographer,
  • Economist,
  • Journalist - communicator,
  • Construction technicians, Trainers,
  • Administrative staff.
Harinjato RATSIMA
Président

Harinjato RATSIMA

Verosoa RAHARIVELO
Vice-Président

Verosoa RAHARIVELO

Ferdinand RAZANABOAHARIMANANA
Secrétaire - Trésorier

Ferdinand RAZANABOAHARIMANANA

Saholy RAHARIMANANA
Responsable Administratif et Financier

Saholy RAHARIMANANA

Frédin RASOLOHAJAMANANA
Responsable Technique

Frédin RASOLOHAJAMANANA

Aimé ANDRIAMBOLA

Aimé ANDRIAMBOLA

Grégoire RABENJA

Grégoire RABENJA

RANDRIANARISOA Haja Guy

RANDRIANARISOA Haja Guy

RAZAFIMANANTSOA Andriamaholy

RAZAFIMANANTSOA Andriamaholy

Andriatsilavo RAHARIMANANTENA Ny Ony

Andriatsilavo RAHARIMANANTENA Ny Ony

RAKOTOARIVONY Jules

RAKOTOARIVONY Jules

RANDRIANARISOA Jesse

RANDRIANARISOA Jesse

RANDRIMIARY Koloina

RANDRIMIARY Koloina

Ana Luisa Silva

Ana Luisa Silva

Jean Claude RAZANAMPARANY

Jean Claude RAZANAMPARANY

Johary RAZAFINDRATSITA

Johary RAZAFINDRATSITA

RAKOTOARISOLO Harinjaka

RAKOTOARISOLO Harinjaka