Harinjaka Andriankoto RATOZAMANANA is a Social Entrepreneur and Pioneer in New Media in Madagascar. He is co-founder and CEO of Habaka -Madagascar Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organisation which lead Madagascar’s youth in Web and Mobile Technology. Habaka's vision emphasizes new media and technology tools and their use in solving issues of concern to all in Madagascar and its continent, including the most marginalized and impoverished. Ratozamanana is an international consultant who understands how technology can be applied to the purposes of the development of his contient. For example, he was member of ATPS (African Technology Policy Network) a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) for African Development. Ratozamanana came into international fame after being selected by TED (www.ted.com), which stands for Technology Entertainment and Design as inaugural fellow. TED is often referred to as “the Davos of ideas and communication.” As a TED Fellow in Arusha, Tanzania in 2007, and also TED Fellow in Long Beach California in 2009, Andriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana was recognized as an outstanding young world leader who demonstrated achievement and potential, especially in improving the lives of young people in his local communities.
You can find him on Twitter at @harinjaka
Specialties: New Media, Development, Politics