Rina is a geographer with a strong interest in conservation and its effects on local communies, ecotourism, gender and development in Africa. She was awarded a Masters degree in Technical Analysis and Innovation in Tourism at University Rovira and Virgill, Spain on a Canon Collins/ Graca Machel scholarship. She is currently working as a researcher for the p4ges (can paying for global ecosystem services reduce poverty) project. Rina’s research focuses on the net local welfare impacts of alternative Payment Ecosystem Service approaches.
Building up the Madagascar Ecotourism “Eco Mada” association.
Working in the Tourism and Environmental sectors in order to promote community development and poverty alleviation in Africa.