Ketakandriana Rafitoson is a young Malagasy political analyst and activist. She has graduated from Madagascar’s Catholic University but has also studied at Nantes University and at the United Nations University, in Tokyo (Japan). Her major interests include democracy, development, human rights and political education.
Being one of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) beneficiaries, Ketakandriana has also been chosen by the US Department of State to be part of the International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “Grassroots Democracy” in 2010. In 2012, she has been selected to represent Malagasy Youth at the CIVICUS Youth and World Assembly, held in Montréal (Canada). In 2013, she took part to the World Justice Project Forum in The Hague and was invited to attend the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, in Ulaanbaatar. This year, after exploring the European Union system in Brussels, she attended a TechCamp in Botswana and is part of a new thrilling project called NGOAfrica.
Involved since her high-school years in various youth associations, Ketakandriana is a member of Liberty 32 association and the founder and coordinator of the WYLD (Women and Youth’s League for Democracy) project. She is passionated about volunteering and strongly believes that every human being able to MOVE the world at his/her scale with just a strong will, a sense of commitment for the common good and a good strategy.