Pr. Patricia RANDRIANAVONY is the Head of the "Laboratoire de Pharmacologie Générale, de Pharmacocinétique et de Cosmétologie" (LPGPC) and the supervisor of the Pharmacology curriculum at the University of Antananarivo. Furthermore, she worked as the head of the Pharmacology and Animal Physiology department. Due to her drive for conserving biodiversity and culture in Madagascar, she worked alongside multiple organizations and associations to enable Malagasy people to use their environment sustainably. And, thanks to her efforts, she received the WWF Prince Bernhard Nature Conservation award in 1993. She earned that award thanks to her work showcasing the importance of local medicinal plants, and their habitat, to local communities. Hence, she incentivized the locals to take an active role to conserve their environment. Earning this award encouraged her to keep up her endeavour to reinforce Madagascar's local-based biocultural conservation capacity. As a result, in 2014, she was conferred the ''Chevalier de l'Ordre national'' for her contributions to develop higher education and capacity building in Madagascar. And eventually, she obtained her "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" in 2015, allowing her to guide the new generation of researchers as a permanent professor at the University of Antananarivo.
As a consequence of her experience (professional and personal), her passion for sharing knowledge and her drive for biocultural conservation, she has decided to aid in organizing the Peace and Freedom Challenge in Madagascar. She believes that Malagasy students and entrepreneurs could have novel and efficient ways to solve societal challenges. Therefore, she aims to use her network to facilitate entry to whoever believes they have a great solution to the rising issues of Climate change and pandemics.