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The ceremony marks the end of the 4th edition of the Dutch Export Academy. The DEA program supported selected Ghanaian entrepreneurs with interest to export to the EU market through the Netherlands with training and exposure visit to the Netherlands.
This Innovation Challenge seeks to promote a circular plastics economy and provide technical support and resources to businesses and organizations working towards effective plastic waste management in Mombasa, Kenya.
Microaggressions, unconscious biases, and systemic imbalances can all contribute to a workplace culture that is not welcoming or supportive for all team members. But good leadership can make a difference.
At MDF, we’re driven by making a social impact. Therefore, we are always curious to find out how we’ve been able to contribute to positive change for our clients.
Wafa’a has led many projects in Yemen, and witnessed that integrating gender mainstreaming actions in the programmes and projects was imperative to bringing real and long-lasting change.
Orange corners Ghana celebrates graduation of entrepreneurs
What have you learned online that you want to take back into the real classroom? I am happy face-to-face trainings are coming back too.
During busy periods, many professionals struggle to make space for themselves. There is poor work-life balance: it is what they feel themselves, or they hear others complaining about it. “Busy Busy” is a frequent answer to a check-in from a colleague
International Investment opportunity – A wastewater treatment plant and compost plant in Ghana.
Online learning bears the potential to both include and exclude people from the learning processes. Therefore, we draw your attention on what inclusivity of online learning really is?
Change is good! We are delighted to announce the launch of our new redesigned website! It is now live and located at the same address.
The funding landscape in Eastern African region is changing rapidly. Indeed, it is the fastest growing region in recent years in Africa, according to the African Development Bank.
Social impact is about the effect of an activity on a community and the well-being of individuals and families.
By definition, civic space is the open dialogue in society between government institutions, politicians, companies...
In 2021, I decided to try something new by joining forces with MDF in Indonesia to create a new department on inclusive, social and sustainable enterprise development in Asia.
"I never knew that a Theory of Change (ToC) can change over time! It was something we made and never revisited again. Now, I learned it can be reviewed and adapted regularly, of course depending on the context you work in."
These are some of the most refreshing conversations we come across in what we do at MDF. Our Trainer/Consultant, Nadine Bergmann, shares with us her story from speaking to young women from our BOOST project.
A few weeks ago, I met with Chantal. She works for a youth forum in Palestine. I met her through our tailored capacity building programme for community-based organisations.
Here at MDF, we just completed an evaluation assignment in which we supported the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), a consortium of 14 Dutch NGOs working in the humanitarian sector...
COVID-19 protocols have disrupted the work environment set up.
When you are a development professional working on a project with a gender component, you might find yourself nodding to the title of this piece.
MDF team produced a video that presents a clear way to understand how quantitative methodologies work for Impact Evaluation.
Writing a successful proposal is an art. There is no blueprint for a successful proposal, and not all good proposals lead to a successful bid. There are many reasons why a funder might select your proposal.
Today, the reality is that in parallel with your training, you see notifications pop up, and while listening to the trainer present something, you might also be placing an online shopping order.
TVET strengthening project in Ethiopia assists in setting up of child daycare centres to facilitate professional focus of the teachers.
Theory of Change has become the mainstream approach for planning development interventions in complex environments. It maps how actors will change as a consequence of ToC implementation.
Great progress is made in the quality of programme design, reflecting a better understanding of the complexity of social change.
Designing, conducting, and managing high-quality evaluations requires all parties involved in the evaluation to agree on ethical standards.
A leader becomes more effective if he/she is able to apply different leadership styles in different situations. Daniel Goleman distinguishes six different leadership styles.
Staying awake at online sessions can be challenging. Staring at a screen, listening to all the introductions, and a slow PowerPoint presentation.
When we talk about management, we often think about the person leading a team. Someone who has to delegate downwards.
As facilitators at MDF Asia we are often asked to do team building sessions. I have personally done many, in many different countries. From China to South Africa. Reflecting back I ask myself: is there a secret to turning a group of colleagues or sta