DR-MENRS - Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, Madagascar
The Direction of Research is a technical direction within the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (DR-MENRS). Its principal mission is to ensure the steering and orientation of research activities carried out by the national research centres, institutes and universities and to coordinate the collaboration in regional and international research networks through conventions and agreements between different partners.
The DR-MENRS has contributed to the implementation of research networks in Africa and Indian Ocean; the collaboration covers Environment and Biodiversity, Agriculture, Energy, Technology and Industry, Research and Development.
Over these last years, besides international agencies (e.g. IAEA) or organisation (e. g UNESCO), African organisations such as ASARECA, SADC, international institutions (such as IITA, Africa Rice), numerous European partners such as IRD, CIRAD (France), GTZ, Walsröde Park (Germany), Kew Garden (UK), were collaborating with national research centres, institutes and universities through the coordination of DR-MENRS.
To facilitate the dissemination of scientific results at national level, the DR-MENRS organizes in a regular basis scientific forums, seminars and technical workshops.