United States Institution of Peace
The untold crisis: Poverty in Madagascar
Brief History of Madagascar
800-900- A bit of trading going on between Madagascar and the Arabs 1500- first European on Madagascar
1830- first kingdom, start of a written language and spread of Christianity
1840- France and Europe both try to settle
1890- Through war France wins 1918-Madagascar doesn't like that France has all the power so they start a war, taking over major cities
1960- Madagascar gains independence
Poverty today in Madagascar
The problem is the media. The fact that more people know about Madagascar the movie than Madagascar the country. This resulting in a lack of foreign aid.
The only problem in Madagascar we can't solve but maybe live with is the cyclones.
Future and Political Coaliations
Helping the government includes creating a better education and inform the entire population, they can't exile everyone. Also we need to set a minimum wage.
In the media department we wanted to start a foundation with Dreamworks, the developers of the movie Madagascar. And more importantly just make people aware of whats going on through social media and the news.
To work around the cyclones we need to set up shelters and better architecture throughout the entire country and inform people of the safety involved when a cyclone comes through.
Setting up a basic frame of free pubic education will demote the use of child labor and help the next generations thrive.