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Tojo Ramaroson

HIH Madagascar Program Director

In his role as Program Director, Tojo oversees overall direction in Madagascar’s programs – health, conservation, education, and administration. With a background in Human’s Right Based Approach to Programming (HRBAP), participatory methodologies and community development programs, he has a drive to implement and manage programs for meaningful growth and impact. 

Tojo started his career in development in the Middle East working in water and sanitation programs, and marginalized women and children communities within the city of Sana’a, Yemen. He also did several consulting works with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, UNICEF and other local NGOs. After moving back to Madagascar, he used his acquired skills in directing reforestation, education and public health programs in the small village of Andasibe.

He joined the HIH team to help replicate and scale up  the impact in Farafangana. He holds a Bachelor’s in I/O Psychology from Penn State University and a Master’s in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. Tojo is passionate about Theory of Changes and Results-Based Management (RBM). Furthermore, his interest extends through the theme of alleviation of poverty through a participatory approach / bottom-up approach at a community level. Tojo is a cynophile who has a German Shepherd called “Banksy”- named after the famous British artist.

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