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Emma Gibbons

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Emma is the executive director of the Malagasy NGO Reef Doctor, living and working in southwest Madagascar for nearly two-decades. She is responsible for the direct overall strategic program planning and budgeting processes of the organization: working alongside the indigenous population to conserve Madagascar’s biodiversity and promote sustainable development. She ensures the effective implementation and development of community-centric development and conservation practices - Rebuilding coral reefs in Madagascar using a new tool to restore biodiversity, build fisheries, and improve human health. Engaging with multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies as well as private individuals and Foundations to mobilize resources in order to implement the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures or ARMS Restore project. Emma is interested in exploring anthropological theory in its relation to NGO development and conservation work.

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