Nirina Rakotomalala

General Secretary @ Africa Alliance of YMCAs

Ms. Lantonirina Rakotomalala joined the Africa Alliance of YMCAs in 2019 as the first woman General Secretary. She is an innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in organisational development, with over 15 years of work experience in the development field.

She led YMCA in Madagascar since 2002 turning it around from a weak movement to a champion of YMCA 3.0. She has also served in the World YMCA’s Resource Group for Youth Employment and served in special missions including the Independent Fact Finding Mission to Zambia YMCA in February 2018. In her country, Ms. Rakotomalala has also contributed to building a strong civil society as well as advocacy for youth development issues including the development of the Madagascar National Youth Policy.

Ms. Rakotomalala is also an ordained church Minister. Before joining YMCA, Ms Rakotomalala worked as a Senior Consultant / Facilitator in Management system and practice at the Institut de l’Education etdu Management, Antananarivo, Madagascar (ITEM). She holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Managerial Studies, Speciali Financial. (Financial Management Speciality) University of Antananarivo- Madagascar.