Dr Manoa Faliarivola is a Zoologist Researcher and a Lecturer at the State University of Itasy. She has extensive experience on environment, climate change, ecology and biodiversity in Madagascar. Marc Lanteigne is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, specialising in comparative international relations including Sino-African diplomacy. Dr Velomahanina Razakamaharavo is a Research Fellow at the University of Reading and works at the intersection of gender, peace, security and technology. She has extensive experience on peace and conflict processes in Madagascar.