Research and Publications

Waeber, P., Orengo., Y, 2008. Radio Broadcasting for Sustainable Development in S Madagascar, Madagascar Conservation and Development, 3: 1, pp.64-72

Orengo. Y., & Harford. N., 2013. Village Voices for Development – A study in the use of radio to promote human rights and enable citizens to act on their rights to information and freedom of speech. Available at

Orengo. Y., 2014. Andrew Lees after his last mission to Madagascar. The Ecologist. Available at

Orengo. Y., 2015. Media Empowering Women in Southern Madagascar. Ed Jenny Hawley. ‘Why Women Will Save The Planet’: A collection of articles for Friends of the Earth. Zed Books. London. Available at

Orengo, Y., 2016. Freedom from Development: Towards a transformative agenda in North – South NGO relations. (Unpublished Dissertation), University of Bath.

Participant in INTRAC study on responsible exit, published online in 2017. Available at:,

Orengo, Y., 2017. Tall tales and tailings. The Ecologist. Available at:

Orengo. Y., 2017. – Using radio as a means to create inclusive dialogue in southern Madagascar.  Barefoot Guide No5: “Mission inclusion”. Chapter 3, pp75- 78. Available at

Huff, A., Orengo, Y., & Ferguson, B. 2018. State-Corporate Alliances and Spaces for Resistance on the Extractive Frontier in Southeastern Madagascar. Conference Paper for ERPI. Available at:

Orengo, Y., Emerman, S., 2018.  Fears of radionuclide enriched water pollution as Madagascar mining breaches limits.The Ecologist. Avaliable at:

Orengo. Y., 2018. Rio Tinto: the long road to transparency. The Ecologist. Available at :

Orengo., Y. 2019. Rio Tinto retreats from sensitive Zone. The Ecologist. Available at

De Zylva., P. and Orengo., Y. 2019 New Tricks – biodiversity offsetting and mining.  Available here from Friends of The Earth

Orengo., Y. 2019.  Rio Tinto admits buffer breach. The Ecologist, April 2019. Available at:

Orengo, Y., 2019. Rio Tinto denies responsibility for contamination. The Ecologist. Available at

Orengo. Y., 2020 The true cost of Rio Tinto’s dividends. The Ecologist. Available at:

Huff, A. and Orengo, Y., 2020. Resource warfare, pacification and the spectacle of ‘green’ development: Logics of violence in engineering extraction in southern Madagascar. Political Geography. Elsevier. Available at:

Orengo, Y., 2021 Can Rio Tinto be trusted? The Ecologist, February 2021. Available at:

Orengo, Y., 2021. Fishfolk protest Rio Tinto mine. The Ecologist, November 2021, Available at:

Orengo, Y., Dead fish found as mine dumps water. The Ecologist, March 2022. Available at:

Orengo, Y., The mine, the dead fish, the villagers and their protests. the Ecologist, May 2022. Available at:

Orengo, Y. Villagers demand Rio Tinto compensation. The Ecologist, dec 2022. Available at:

Orengo, Y. Mining Industry Still Falls Short on Tailings Safety. Earthworks Blog, February 2023. Available at

Orengo, Y. Rio Tinto’s Madagascar ‘social licence’ undermined. the Ecologist, April 2023. Available at:

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