Noëline RAONDRY RAKOTOARISOA
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Biosphere Networks & Capacity Building Section, Science Sector Focal Point for Africa, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Paris, FR
Doctor in Plant Ecology, Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa began her professional career in Madagascar as a teacher-researcher in plant biology and ecology. From 1984 to 2000, she taught successively at the University of Mahajanga and at the University of Antananarivo. Dean of the Department of Natural Sciences of Mahajanga University from 1984 to 1989, she is one of the founding members.
Between 1994 and 2000, she coordinated for UNESCO the projects of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program in Madagascar. She joined UNESCO / MAB in 2004 and served successively in the regional offices for West Africa (Dakar) and East Africa (Nairobi).
She is Senior Program Specialist in the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences and Head of the Biosphere Network and Capacity Building at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris since 2011.
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