The Planète Urgence delegation in Madagascar


Created in 2006, our national delegation in Madagascar is now based in Antananarivo and has operational offices in Antsohy, Moramanga, Miarinarivo and Arivonimamo. Madagascar is the 5th largest island in the world and boasts exceptional biodiversity, most of which is endemic and now under serious threat. To meet this challenge, the national delegation, led by Romain Cogne and comprising 50 employees, is working with our local partners, in particular through the deployment of our volunteer schemes, but also within four projects, DIABE and TAPIA in the Itasy region, MOSOTRY in the Sofia region, and Planète Éducation.

Our local projects

DIABE Project | Integrated Development, Planning and Wood Energy

Wood energy

To contribute to the sustainable improvement of incomes and food and nutritional security of rural households, stakeholders and beneficiaries of the wood-energy sector, in particular women and children, and to the preservation of the natural environment in the peri-urban area of Antananarivo.
TAPIA Project | Preservation of the Tapia forest, wild silk & beekeeping in Madagascar


Restore the ecosystem by reforesting the Tapia, an endemic tree that has been severely impacted by human activity.
Planète Éducation | Empowering local players to raise children's awareness in Madagascar

Education and the environment – Madagascar

Accompanying teachers and children in key forest areas to integrate environmental education into schools.
MOSOTRY Project | Sustainable restoration of degraded mangroves, economic resilience and food security

Mangroves and food security

Contribute to the sustainable preservation of mangrove ecosystems while strengthening the economic and social resilience of fishing communities

Planète Urgence wanted to gain a better understanding of the priorities for forest intervention in Madagascar. The NGO therefore worked with the CIFOR-ICRAF network of researchers to cross-reference all the data on deforestation, climate change and biodiversity with data linked to the precariousness of communities via the CIFOR-ICRAF ‘Resilient Landscapes’ team. A goldmine for putting our energies to work for the benefit of living things.

Volunteering in Madagascar

Planète Urgence et ses partenaires locaux

Planète Urgence consolidates projects supported and implemented by local partners. The association’s action responds to the needs and supports the autonomy of its partners. Planète Urgence’s Madagascan national delegation identifies the needs of its partners, enabling a relationship based on proximity and trust.

To be effective, the missions are prepared in advance, supervised on site and evaluated when the volunteers return. The process of analysing and evaluating the quality and relevance of the assignments is carried out in real time, enabling us to capitalise on best practice and take into account areas for improvement if necessary.

Since 2000, more than 10,000 volunteers have left for all the countries where the association is active. Get involved in capacity building!


See our volunteer assignments


Are you a Madagascan organisation in need of volunteers to strengthen the skills of your beneficiaries? Would you like more information about Planète Urgence’s actions, particularly its forest preservation projects?

The office is located at Lot II K 41 Ankadivato – Antananarivo

Contact Romain, the National Delegate