Topic: Innovative Financing Mechanisms – The Potential of Biodiversity Offsets in Africa

Hours: 11:25 – 13:00 (Mozambique Time)

Day: Thursday, October 07, 2021

Panelist: Alain Liva Raharijaona

Position: Executive Director, Foundation For Protected Areas And Biodiversity Of Madagascar

Alain Liva Raharijaona, is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in Madagascar since November 2019.   Alain, holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and a postgraduate diploma in Management from the University of Paris IX- Dauphine. From 2007 to 2019, he was Economic Advisor at the Embassy of Madagascar in Brussels. In the public sector, he was Non-Permanent Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, responsible for international trade negotiations, and Non-Permanent Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, responsible for relations with the private sector.

Alain, held various responsibilities in the private sector: President and CEO of industrial companies (Hydrauma and Feroflex) for 18 years, Coordinator of the Integrated Trade Framework Project (UNDP/World Bank/WTO), Director of FIVMPAMA, International Vice President of the Francophone Business Forum, Vice President of the Syndicat des Industries de Madagascar (SIM).  From 2015 to 2019, he was a member of the Board of Directors of FAPBM and Chairman of the Investment Committee.