International development practitioner and social entrepreneur with 3 years of experience of working in international development in French-speaking Africa. I am currently working at the Embassy of Japan in Guinea in the field of bilateral and multi-lateral development cooperation. At the same time, I am preparing for my social start-up called Manasa Mora, a laundromat for empowering women and improving public sanitation in Madagascar and Guinea. The idea of Manasa Mora came from my first-hand experience living in Madagascar and volunteering with Japan International Cooperation Agency for two years.
I have lived in five different countries across four continents and am fluent in Japanese, English, French, and Malagasy. Australia was the first country where I lived abroad long-term, and it is where I did an exchange programme for one year at the Australian National University. Recently completed MA Globalisation, Business and Development at the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, UK.