Madagascar

Population

23,812,681

Population 0‑14

40.5%

Internet Users

66.2%

Facebook Users

1,100,000

Mobile Subscribers

7,400,000
* Statistics provided by CIA.gov, Internet World Stats and GSMA Intellligence

2005 - The United Nations completed the ICT Village Project in Madagascar, which aimed at creating a model of sustainable development that fights poverty at the community level through a wise use of the ICTs and other new technologies. The project resulted in the distribution of computers to high schools across the Big Island.

2005 - Madagascar’s National ICT policy, developed by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Posts and Communication (MTPC) identifies education as one of the key sectors and recognizes the need to transform the country’s current education system to meet the requirements of the 21st century by proposing the introduction of ICT in all aspects of education, including the national curriculum framework.

2007 - As part of the Malagasy Action Plan (MAP), which ended in 2012, the government promoted the expansion of ICT infrastructure and access in the country including the establishment of ICT centers in schools. The strategies to meet these challenges included a review of existing curricula to incorporate new subjects, including ITC, economy, and communications, with the creation of ICT centers in schools as a stated priority project.

2012 - Madagascar hosted an international symposium on ICT for teaching and learning, which was Intended for teachers, researchers, experts and policy makers in the education system and discussed new tools and ways of teaching and learning, ICT in higher education and ICT and teacher training.

2013 - The country held its first DigiGirlz workshop. The aim of the workshops, which are sponsored by Microsoft and put on all over the world, is to encourage high school girls to consider careers in technology by bringing in Microsoft employees to teach girls about careers in technology and run workshops.

Ongoing - The Malagasy Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies has funded both public and private high schools to purchase tablets and laptops for their students. The Ministry of Education also maintains a digital library, which provides teachers and students of educational resources by level and subject.

Madagascar is one of ten countries involved in the African Virtual University (AVU) Teacher Education Project, established in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The main focus of the program is the integration of ICTs in and across the teaching of curricula in mathematics and science, enhancing the educators’ abilities and ICT literacy. The program also promotes regional integration and aims to strengthen partnerships with other African and international teacher education initiatives.

CyberSmart Africa

A non-profit that provides ICTs to classrooms of developing nations. Their specialized Digital Learning Platform is designed to deliver up-to-date learning and teaching resources to the vast majority of schools that have no electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing regions.

INTERPOL

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Its mission is to enable police forces to collaborate globally to fight crime in the Internet age. Three areas of focus are crimes against children (with a focus on internet crimes and travelling sex offenders), cybercrime and human trafficking.

ITU Development Sector, Africa

ITU-D fosters international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication and ICT equipment and networks in developing countries.

Ministry of Justice

Enforces all laws pertaining to violence against children, including human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Ministry of National Education

The Ministry of National Education is responsible for all primary, secondary and further education in Madagascar. This website features general information and news as well as documents for download and a news archive.

National Police Force's Morals and Minors Brigade (PMPM)

Investigate criminal cases involving minors, including issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (2015)

Peter Wallet

This document presents the current status of the Information and communication technologies in Education in the Sub-Saharan region.

Don't Look Away (2013)

ECPAT

Assessment on sexual exploitation of children related to tourism and reporting mechanisms in Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal and South Africa

UNDAF (2012-2014) Includes strategies, such as promoting school attendance and training judges and police on child labor laws to protect children from human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, hazardous labor, and child domestic work.(31)

Prohibition of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Article 13 of Decree 2007-563; Article 335 of Law 2007-038; Article 1 of Law 2014-040 (19, 36, 37) // Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law

Lutte pour la Protection des Droits des Enfants contre la Violence et les Pires Formes de travail des enfants, victimes de l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants à des fins commerciales (2014 — 2015) - $150,000, UNICEF-funded program that aims to combat the worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation, in the regions of Atsimo-Andrefana and Diana.