Kenya

About our office

No. 155, Wispers Avenue
off UN Avenue
Gigiri, Nairobi
P.O. Box 2938 - 00606,
Nairobi, Kenya

Karibu! A warm welcome to our office in Nairobi, Kenya!  

Our strength lies in our mix of international and regional consultants. We combine our expertise with powerful approaches, creating the quality services, tailored to your context. From Kenya we have easy access across the region, including in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan Tanzania, Uganda and we extend ourselves to Southern African including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and beyond.

Our commitment is to support you and your organisation to become most effective. Our experts operate with high integrity and cultural sensitivity. We have a special focus on education, TVET, and competency-based learning. We also have projects on youth employment, work readiness and education in emergency or refugee context. Our continuous focus on gender & inclusion mainstreaming has earned us a good reputation as gender (and feminist) advisors.

We also provide advisory, coaching, and facilitation services; we are experts strategic planning, team building and personal effectiveness. With consultants certified in DISC assessments, and SIYB, we can guide you through a change process or organisational and enterprise development trajectory. If you need us for project design or management, and custom-designed training courses, we are here for you!

From our Kenyan office we also provide all kinds of mix-method evaluation services: baseline and tracer studies, impact assessments, as well as mid- and end-term evaluation, across our region. We have in-house expertise to co-create a rigorous external evaluation with you or a more reflective, participatory evaluation and learning process.

Meet our experts

Donna Macharia
Marketing - Communications
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Nadine Bergmann
Trainer - Consultant
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Peter Kungu Njuguna
Finance & Administration
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James Ngugi Irungu
Trainer - Consultant
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Jacinta Kariuki
Trainer - Consultant
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Eva Kimani
Project Manager
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Roselyne Warau Mwangi
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Sam Thuo
Marketing Manager Africa
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Susanne van Lieshout
Director Kenya office
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Lydia Wambui Mugo
Trainer - Consultant
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Alexis Bosire
Trainer - Consultant
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Assignments

Assignment Page
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Custom Designed Training

Leadership trajectory for senior and mid-level managers

Leadership Programme for Senior and Mid-Level National Managers of DRC ‎‎(Danish Refugee Council)‎

December 30, 2022
Organisation and People Management

Strengthening the Myanmar Outreach Network - British Council

Support to the British Council to develop a network of partner organisations in Myanmar to be ‎better able to reach out to remote areas and target groups. ‎

Organisation and People Management

Organisation Development and Capacity Building for Partner Organisations of UNDP in ‎Rakhine

The request to MDF was to update this OCA and on the basis of that design an Organisation ‎Development training and coaching plan tailored to the needs of each.

January 1, 2020
Enterprising Partner

The Ghana Innovation Hub

MDF set up the Ghana Innovation Hub in 2018, together with BlueSpace Africa and the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU)

Enterprising Partner

Water for Virunga (W4V) Rwanda

MDF managed, with partners, a six-year project which improved the relations and reduced the conflicts between various stakeholders

Enterprising Partner

Boosting circular economy of Mombasa - Kenya

In partnership with Close the Gap and Crosswise Works, MDF developed a multi-year project with RVO funding

Enterprising Partner

Reforming agricultural TVET curricula in Kenya

MDF implemented a two-year intervention to develop new teaching modules, boost the quality of TVET teaching

Enterprising Partner

Online entrepreneurship courses at University of Benin

We co-created business courses on an online learning platform which users can access via a web browser or an Android app.

Enterprising Partner

Acceleration support for horticultural SMEs in Ghana

We designed and facilitated group workshops followed by individual coaching of each company

Enterprising Partner

Web-based market outreach for women-led MSMEs in Indonesia

We developed modules and trained trainers on how to create and manage an online business

Enterprising Partner

Set-up support for two incubation hubs in Malawi

We developed business plans jointly with the Lilongwe Technical College and Soche Technical College.

Custom Designed Training

Training to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in DRC

We applied a holistic approach to WASH training. It combined capacity building of actors at all levels and empowerment of local communities to lead.

Custom Designed Training

Co-creation of online trainings Cross Cultural People Management

MDF is providing technical assistance to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in updating Training of Trainers (ToT) activities

Custom Designed Training

Building leadership in an emerging country

We designed a management trajectory to make managers more aware of their personal style and of the different aspects of leading teams.

Organisation and People Management

Development of a monitoring framework for ILO

ILO in Sri Lanka approached MDF to develop a monitoring framework for the LEED+ project

Organisation and People Management

Revising the monitoring system of AgriProFocus

MDF facilitated a participatory process for results-based reporting, strengthening their M&E and designing an M&E protocol.

Organisation and People Management

Modernising land administration in Benin

This project contributes to determining the best methods to measure land, translate it in titles and maintain the records in a suitable database.

Organisation and People Management

Design and facilitation of learning events for VIA Water

MDF Training & Consultancy designed, facilitated and co-organised a series of Learning Tours in Nairobi, Kigali, Benin and Accra.

Organisation and People Management

Working with women peace activists towards a Theory of Change based strategy

MDF was approached by the Cairo-based women's organisation Karama to facilitate a Theory of Change workshop for its network of women peace activists.

Organisation and People Management

Bridging the Digital Gap

MDF with Close the Gap, CrossWise Works, Good Up and NITA is implementing a 3-year 1.5 million euro matching grant for a circular economy project.

Online training and facilitation

Co-creating a worldwide e-learning platform: Change the Game

Wild Geese Foundation requested MDF Training & Consultancy to help co-create their Change the Game Academy.

Evaluation

Evaluation services for the ILO SCORE programme

The ILO - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme continuously seeks MDF’s assistance to carry out meaningful evaluation research

Evaluation

End-evaluation of Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa

MDF performed an End of Phase evaluation of SUSTAIN-Africa.

Evaluation

Independent summative evaluation of the Global Partnership for Education  

MDF reviewed the overall performance of this multi-stakeholder partnership in such a way that it led to understandable, acceptable and actionable lessons.

Evaluation

Evaluations of innovating justice programmes - the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law

Between 2018 and 2022, MDF conducted three evaluations for the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL).

Evaluation

Tracer studies of the Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project

The Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP) aims to improve the employability of Kenyan youths while also providing them with a way to earn money.

Evaluation

Realist evaluation of the Shiraka programme; government relations with the MENA region.

In 2022, we evaluated the Shiraka training programme and the government-to-government programme.