The Andrew Lees Trust logo Map of Africa highlighting Madagascar

Social and Environmental Projects
in Madagascar


Andrew Lees


Local people exercise their sovereign right to determine and deliver their development agenda and humanitarian response whilst supporting a sustainable future for the planet.

The Trust endeavours to reflect the inspiration and aspirations of its namesake, Andrew Lees, by placing the solutions to natural resource management, environmental protection, food security and health in the hands of local people.

It helped to launch the Centre Ecologique Libanona in 1995, a training centre for Malagasy students and supported the school and its students with bursaries.

The Trust began its own field programme In Madagascar, in 1999 to respond to the needs of rural communities in the south of the island:

See ALT Review 2010, a summary of project achievements

In 2010 Andrew Lees Trust (ALT UK) achieved its long term strategy to hand over to its local Malagasy field team, who now carry the work forward under their own auspices as an independent, Malagasy NGO: Andry Lalana Tohana (ALT Mg).

The Trust continues to support and, when necessary, accompany ALT MG with technical assistance, fundraising and mentoring.

The Trust’s work has been guided and developed by the local communities and partners with whom it works, including:

Communications for Development

Environment and Food Security
In the UK, the Trust: