Fellowship Year: 2019
Nationality: Madagascar
Job Title: Co-founder and the current General Coordinator
Organisation: Liberty 32


Job Title: Co-founder and the current General Coordinator

Organisation: Liberty 32

Professional History: Lalaina Albertine Randriarimanana is the co-founder and the current General Coordinator of Liberty 32, a Malagasy volunteer-based organization that works towards citizen empowerment. Passionate about education, she has been an educator since her early teenage, with over twenty years of involvement in the field. Her background is in scouting, in which she developed her interest in peace, youth engagement, and her experience in knowledge production and capacity development. She is engaged in different formal and non-formal initiatives at the local, national, and international levels as an activist with experience in management and development, monitoring and evaluation, institutional development, and mentoring.

Lalaina attended public schools in Madagascar before heading on to an academic career and post-graduate studies in leadership impacting Africa. Her professional, academic and voluntary interests are people empowerment, education, youth, human security, leadership, development, and peacebuilding. She considers herself to be an African citizen traveling on a Malagasy passport and is a fervent lover of the Malagasy language.

Academic and professional credentials: Masters in Economics – Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar
Peace & Security fellowship for African Women – Kings’s College London, UK
MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development – SOAS, University of London, UK
African Leadership Centre alumnus
Mo Ibrahim Foundation alumnus
Programme For African Leadership of LSE alumnus



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.