Harilala Rahantalisoa

Senior Consultant

Harilala Rahantalisoa

Nationality: Malagasy

Qualification: Agronomist Engineer and Fisheries Engineer

Skills: Participatory approaches, sustainable development, local economy, governance, natural resource management, fisheries planning, EIA, public consultations, training

Harilala, an Agronomist Engineer and Fisheries Engineer, offers over 30 years of consultancy experience in sustainable development. She specialises in project cycle management, local governance, and policy development. As a project manager for Protected Area Management Plans, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to community engagement and biodiversity conservation.

Harilala’s expertise in participatory approaches is extensive, utilising methods like Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) to effectively involve all stakeholders. She has significant experience in local economic development, notably through the ProDéCID project funded by German Cooperation, where she facilitated public-private dialogues and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

In fisheries, she has two decades of experience in Madagascar’s fisheries administration, creating sustainable management policies and plans. Since 2002, her consultancy work includes developing fisheries management schemes and leading stakeholder workshops.

She excels in conducting environmental impact assessments (EIA) for investment projects under the MECIE decree, managing the entire EIA process and developing environmental and social management plans. From 2010 to 2020, she managed projects related to the Manjakatompo Ankaratra Protected Area, gaining expertise in environmental and social safeguards.

Fluent in French, Malagasy, and English, Harilala’s skills and training in tools like MIRADI and METT make her a highly effective consultant in sustainable development and environmental conservation.

Photo: Michel Marie (CC BY-NC-ND)