We continuously reflect on ourselves and our projects and assignments. MDF likes to share insights and news through blogs and articles.
Program: Applies Results-Based Management & Logical Framework Approach. Mixes face-to-face, online, and mentoring for comprehensive CSR Project Management understanding.
CTIF commissioned MDF to implement a groundbreaking project: "Building the Capacity of Women Business Development Coaches in Sri Lanka," in partnership with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC).
MDF West Africa opens new office at 13 Kinshasa Avenue, East Legon. Richard Yeboah hands over directorship to Mr. Kwaku Owusu Afriyie and Mrs. Julia Anyanewaa Appiah. Celebrating growth, partnerships, and a future of positive impact!
At MDF, Michelle works as a trainer and an evaluator. She finds joy in the wide range of experiences her roles bring her. Every day is a chance to expand horizons, meet inspiring people, and broaden perspectives.
PERSONA partnered with MDF Bangladesh for this initiative to enhance leadership skills among Staff holding various roles like Executives, Section In-Charges, and Branch Assistants. Notably, over 90% of these remarkable participants were women.
Looking back, 2023 has been a significant year. We have completed over 300 assignments in training, advisory, facilitation, evaluations, and enterprise development. This success is thanks to the dedication and expertise of our diverse team.
In this interview, we sit down with Miriam Lindwer, Director MDF Myanmar to gain insights into what she personally finds fulfilling about her role, and the core values she believes other organizations should adopt.
In our interview with Julia Wendy Appiah, the Deputy Director and Program Manager of Orange Corners Ghana at MDF, we dive into a decade-long journey of promoting entrepreneurship and creating sustainable livelihoods.
Each of our trainers, evaluators, project managers, finance, acquisition and support teams play a unique role in the success of our work.This is why we are launching a series of branding content, focused on our people, where transformation begins.
The objective of DG ECHO for MDF was clear: develop and implement a blended train-the-trainer course for the EU MODEX, which includes an online module and in-person training sessions.
WorldFish commissioned the consortium of MDF Asia Myanmar and partners to conduct a Capacity Assessment, Organization Development Planning and Capacity Building with 10 pilot CBO/CSOs – 5 in Shan State and 5 in Kachin State.
Mombasa County finds itself at the epicenter of a daunting problem – as it's home to the highest concentration of plastic pollution along the entire Kenyan coast.
Avec le concours technique de MDF, AJCPE est entrain d'exécuter un projet sur la Gestion environnementale du camps de déplacés internes de Don Bosco Ngangi (Goma, RDC)
From September 15th to 16th, 2023, at the Ghana Innovation Hub, we hosted a motivating two-day Training of Trainers event. This session was expertly conducted by MDF West Africa trainers, namely Michael Osei Nkrumah and Ekow Akyin Kwofie.
MDF assure la gestion globale du projet PPMEC
With the help of MDF Asia (Indonesia office) Yayasan Hasanah refreshed and strengthened its M&E systems and processes and updated its Scorecard Framework. The assignment was carried out in the period September 2022 until August 2023.
MDF helped D4D facilitate a co-creation design workshop to support the launch of innovative start-ups with business ideas in the context of digitalisation in Africa.
MDF has worked on an exciting assignment for Wetlands International in the past year. They wanted to align their project management processes and procedures and support project managers from various countries in their work.
MDF supported the ASEAN Foundation in partnership with the Maybank Foundation in conducting capacity building for the participants of the Empowering Youths Across ASEAN (EYAA) initiative
UNICEF commissioned MDF in Bangladesh to develop the Master Trainers and Core Trainers on the module ‘Journey of Life’.
Sam's mission is to show people that change is possible and that effective tools and techniques can be applied to make a difference.
The BOOST project aimed to build a circular ecosystem in Mombasa, Kenya, empowering youth & women, creating jobs, and fostering sustainability with the support of various stakeholders and a matching grant from the Netherlands Enterprise Fund RVO.
We are delighted to share the remarkable success of the Ghana Innovation Hub's recent visit by the esteemed World Bank delegation, led by Managing Director Anna Bjerde.
Discover how the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) is revolutionizing refugee education in Kenya with a groundbreaking partnership.
Orange Corners (OC) aims to improve job prospects for youth between the ages of 18 and 35, in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. OC is a public-private initiative, active in 14 countries, with 17 hubs and counting.
Discover how MDF Bangladesh, in collaboration with Caritas Bangladesh, is laying the groundwork for Sustainable social enterprises of CARITAS!
Partnering with MDF Training and Consultancy in Myanmar, the curriculum will be used to train young farmers and small business owners from around the country to increase their income generating opportunities.
MDF, in consortium with VNG-International and Kadaster International, has implemented the Land Administration Project in Benin with funding from the Netherlands Embassy.
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