Marine Conservation Director at Wildlife Conservation Society
Ravaka is an experienced program developer in conservation, natural resources management and development. She currently serves as marine conservation director at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Madagascar and is in charge of strategic development of the marine program including planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring. She is responsible for fundraising, identifying and developing relevant partnerships and implementing the program. Ravaka supervises and supports the Madagascar marine team, oversees the program's activities on the ground, and contributes to the communication and branding for the program.
Prior to her work at WCS, Ravaka worked as team leader for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund – Madagascar and Indian Ocean region, a program officer at Tany Meva environmental foundation, and executive secretariat for the network of African Funds for the Environment – CAFÉ. She was an IUCN African Champion during the World Park Congress in 2014. Ravaka holds a master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Antananarivo, as well as a research master’s degree in population and development for the Catholic University of Madagascar.