Bild: ­Malgasy YLTP participants with Mauritius' president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ­von ­FES ­

Madagascar

Since it became independent from France in 1960, Madagascar has experienced three phases of watershed political change and the founding of four republics and has not achieved any lasting consensus over the design of the government system down to the present day. The 2009 coup d’état plunged Madagascar into a socio-political crisis once again, which only on the surface was remedied by the election of the current President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in 2013, as polarisation into hostile political camps persists. This political instability has far-reaching social implications, and the country lacks societal institutions able to carry out a process of socio-political accommodation. Trade unions and civil society organisations are too weak to push forward with reforms, or they do not fully leverage their potential.

It is against this background that the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Madagascar is particularly committed to promoting orientation of political action to the common weal, to strengthening democratic institutions and their legitimacy while involving relevant societal groups in the political decision-making process. The FES has been active in Madagascar with interruption (1975-1988) since 1964. The most important target groups for its training and advisory measures are representatives of political institutions, selected young leaders, democratically elected members of the Parliament and multipliers from civil society institutions.

Current project work concentrates on strengthening selected progressive young people in making a commitment as citizens. The objective behind the promotion of junior leaders is to encourage an orientation towards the common weal by the political class over the long term and hence make a contribution to overall social accommodation of interests. By fostering a new generation of democratic-minded political actors, the FES makes an important contribution to stabilising and consolidating democratic institutions and processes in Madagascar.

The FES office in Madagascar furthermore coordinates the topical area of sustainability and climate in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Learn more about our work in Madagascar on the project's website.

Publications

Schneider, Marcus

Madagaskar im Wahljahr 2018

Konsolidierung oder Ausbruch einer erneuten Krise?
, 2018Berlin

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Schneider, Marcus

Madagaskar vor der Stichwahl

Duell der Schattenpräsidenten
, 2013Berlin

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Schneider, Marcus

Die Krise, die nicht vergehen will

Madagaskar in der Sackgasse
, 2013Berlin

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Barometre des medias africains

, 2012, [2012]Windhoek

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African media barometer

première analyse locale du paysage médiatique en Afrique ; Madagascar 2010
, 2010, [2011]Windhoek ; Bonn

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  • Contact

    Contact in Germany

    Anne Felmet

    Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    Hiroshimastr. 17
    10785 Berlin

    +49 30-269 35-74 36

    +49 30-269 35-92 17

    E-Mail


    Contact in Madagascar

    Madagascar Office

    Marcus Schneider
    Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    B.P. 3185
    Antananarivo 101
    Madagascar

    00261 20 2234424

    00261 20 2225731

    E-Mail

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