The MFG's capacity building program includes advising and financially supporting Malagasy graduate students, workshops and training programs for adults in a variety of subjects related to conservation and natural resource management. The Ivoloina Conservation Training Center (ICTC) was created after government, university and community leaders expressed that, following the National Government's push to decentralize governance, there was a need for a facility and programs aimed at increasing local capacity of individuals and communities to manage their natural resources. To that end, the MFG has also developed partnerships with international universities to assist Malagasy universities develop curricula.
Skills, skills, skills!
"Madagascar needs rapidly to develop the skills, know-how and technology to thrive in a competitive and global environment. This will take time but we must accelerate this learning process. Our policy is to use international experts to coach and train locals, attract more overseas Malagasy back home and to send more Malagasies to training programs and courses in the country and abroad."
Madagascar Action Plan 2007 - 2012