Ndao Hanavao (Let’s Innovate) is a local initiative launched in 2018 by Rubis Mécénat cultural fund in association with Vitogaz Madagascar in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Ndao Hanavao, an innovation and creation laboratory set up by guest designers and young vocational trainees with artisans, engineers and local stakeholders, strives to find viable long-term solutions focused on object design to the social problems facing the population in Madagascar living in insecurity (issues with water, lighting, energy, the environment, waste, etc.).
For its first edition, Ndao Hanavao invited the Polyfloss Factory, represented by French designers Christophe Machet and Émile de Visscher, to establish and develop their Polyfloss machine concept in Antananarivo, in order to set up an ongoing incubation, experimentation and training laboratory aimed at the transformation of plastic waste, a major local issue.
Ndao Hanavao was developed with Benjamin Loyauté, project curator. It is led locally by Carine Ratovonarivo, designer and project coordinator and Camille de Roffignac, project manager.