Madagascar 2017

DEID is traveling to back to Madagascar!! For a second year in a row, we will be working with the Lemur Center, to construct a water line in the village of Manantenina, Madagascar (profile drawing below). This project not only benefits the local community in Madagascar but also aligns with the Lemur Center SAVA Conservation initiative.  The Lemur Center supports capacity building, education, and research in the SAVA region of Madagascar.  DEID is excited to partner with this initiative whose mission aligns so well with DEID’s goal of implementing high impact engineering projects.  To give you an idea of the Lemur Center SAVA Conservation’s work, their mission statement is below.

“The mission of SAVA Conservation is to encourage biodiversity conservation in the SAVA region by supporting the livelihoods of rural people in forest bordering communities and through collaborations with local environmental organizations and governmental institutions to promote environmental education, reforestation, freshwater fish farms, family planning, fuel-efficient cook stoves, and conservation oriented lemur research projects.”

This project is supported by the Sustainable Duke Green Grant.  Check out Sustainable Duke here!

For regular updates visit the Weekly Updates page and to learn more about the project go to Learn More.