Studio Sifaka is a radio and web content production studio for young Madagascans. It offers a daily 2-hour program, the only of its kind in Madagascar, broadcast by a national network of 28 partners radio stations. The program contains a national and regional news program as well as magazines and programs offering advice and information (health, employment, environment, etc.), a talk show, music and Malagasy culture. The program is produced by a group of young Malagasy journalists, editors, presenters and technicians who are on average less than 30 years old. The productions are also shared and widely followed on the Studio Sifaka website and its social networks.
The Studio was created in 2019 by the United Nations in Madagascar, in partnership with Foundation Hirondelle, which oversaw the training of journalists and the development of the program. As of July 2021, Studio Sifaka has become a fully independent entity, registered as a Malagasy NGO. Fondation Hirondelle continues to support and accompany the Studio Sifaka team, within the framework of a partnership agreement signed between the two organizations.
National and international partners are also contributing financial support to Studio Sifaka’s activities. In 2021, these include the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Madagascar, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the FEDEVACO (Vaud Federation of Cooperation) and the Temperatio Foundation.