Category Archives: LAMPS: Leveraging local AstronoMy site to Promote STEM in Madagascar

OAD Project Leader In ‘200 Young South Africans’ List 2021

Zara Randriamanakoto, one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in 2021 is a postdoctoral researcher at the South African Astronomical Observatory. She also cofounded the Ikala STEM non-profit organisation that rallies about 300 women scientists across four continents to inspire mainly girls and women to consider a career in STEM. Through Ikala […]

LAMPS Project Online Activities in Madagascar, 7-12 June 2021

Join the e-LAMPS online event next week for French and Malagasy high school and college students. Message from Ikala STEM: Ny ekipan’ny Ikala STEM Sub-Saharan African Chapter dia faly manasa antsika mpanaraka ny pejy fa indrindra ianareo mpianatra eny amin’ny kolejy sy lisea hanatrika ny hetsika e-LAMPS mandritra izao hamehana ara-pahasalamana izao. Ny lohahevitra? « […]


The fields of STEM have long been recognized as key factors for socio-economic development. Although emphasized in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, acknowledging STEM as source of development remains a challenge for Madagascar. From a very young age, many struggle to see the direct relevance of STEM in daily lives and assume it as a […]