Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Vola Ramahery

Project Coordinator for Nexus Madagascar

Biography

Volanirina Ramahery was been re-elected unopposed to serve a second term as the Madagascar Country Coordinator. Vola is the Project Coordinator for Nexus Madagascar. Her experience in marine and coastal conservation spans more than 10 years, working with several NGOs in marine and coastal conservation in different parts of Madagascar (South West, North, North West and North East). She holds a Master of Science degree in Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University in Florida (USA) and a Master degree in Animal Biology from the University of Antananarivo. She has I have a strong knowledge of the marine conservation efforts and stakes in Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean. Her vision for the next three years as WIOMSA Country Coordinator for Madagascar is to contribute in developing opportunities and exchanges through WIOMSA for Malagasy marine conservation practitioners and students, to improve their technical skills, through better information sharing and networking. She will put more effort in encouraging Malagasy individuals as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions to become WIOMSA members to insure the financial sustainability of this important and reputable regional organization.