Since gaining independence from France in 1960, Madagascar has endured a series of recurring political crises, resulting in political instability, and constantly disputed elections. The latest of these, in 2009, led to political isolation and economic stagnation. Since then, both the economy and standards of living in Madagascar have been in decline, and highly politicized media have created an environment of suspicion and mistrust. We started working in Madagascar in 2011 and have accompanied the democratic process which saw a newly elected government take power in 2014. We work to reinforce the Malagasy culture of tolerance and respect that serves as an important bond between peoples of different ethnicity and origin in Madagascar. We aim to improve collaboration between government, local organizations, and media to support accountable, participative, and representative governance.