Lanto Robivelo from Madagascar is currently on the approval and advisory committee for the country’s first national and legal foster care framework. He received his Masters Degree in Social Work in 2014 and after this worked as a Child Protection Consultant.

In 2016 Lanto became Operational Manager for Madagascar’s first foster care charity, Famadagascar. He completed the ‘Skills to Foster’ Training Course in the UK in 2018 and he is currently studying for his PhD entitled “The evolution of informal “Taiza” into formalised Foster Care in Madagascar”.

Lanto’s roles, both as Operational Manager for Famadagascar, and as a foster care consultant for the government, has involved developing ground-breaking public polices and resources for foster care, as well as delivering foster care training to some of the country’s first foster carers.