Founder's Day; new commitment in madagascar
The Scouts Tily eto Madagasikara (TEM) and the Centre de Recherches et d'Appui pour les alternatives de Développement Océan Indien (CRAAD-OI) marked founder's day of scouting celebrated every year on February 22, by signing a strategic partnership agreement to contribute to have more impact in the face of the climate crisis in Madagascarar. The main objective of this partnership is to organize research and actions on the impacts of climate change and deforestation in Madagascar. On the one hand, CRAAD-OI will bring its technical expertise on the background of climate justice and the fight against climate change.On the other hand, the Tily eto Madagasikara Scouts will bring their experience in community mobilization and their presence in all districts in Madagascar. For CRAAD-OI, this collaboration will be a considerable asset to better understand the root causes of deforestation in Madagascar, while reaching out to the heart of the communities. For the Tily eto Madagasikara Scouts, it will be an additional platform to develop the potential of young people by adapting the implementation modalities according to the Scout method. Scouting is the largest coordinated contribution of youth to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this collaboration, CRAAD-OI and the Tily eto Madagasikara Scouts will provide an opportunity for youth to mobilize to contribute to the SDG number 13 on climate change in Madagascar.