The Netherlands

About our office

HNK Horapark
Bennekomseweg 41
6717 LL EDE
The Netherlands

Hartelijk welkom! Our MDF office in the Netherlands is located in Ede, where we offered our first Project Management course to participants from around the world in 1984. Today, with our team highly motivated professionals, we offer a broad package of management training and advisory services. We are proud to have a specialised team of dedicated evaluators, learning experts and experienced project managers. We work in over 75 countries for many different clients, governments, multi-laterals  (UN, EU, World Bank), embassies, I-NGOs, NGOs, and private sector companies and trade unions.

We deliver management advisory services to strengthen your programme results or get the best out of a partnership. We can support your funding application, help strengthening your theory of change or monitoring system, or further professionalise your lobby and advocacy work. We can also support inclusiveness and gender mainstreaming in your project or organisation, or boost your team dynamics.

We have extensive experience with evaluations. We can facilitate participatory baseline, mid-term and end-line reviews or facilitate self-assessment and sense-making. We can also design and implement third party monitoring and accountability and/or learning oriented performance assessments to further improve impact.

Our long-term experience in international cooperation has also resulted in the design and implementation of large-scale projects. We specialise in realising small and medium enterprise development projects as well as vocational training and labour market oriented initiatives, that serve both a commercial and a social agenda.

Through our daughter company, MDF-NL, we offer our international expertise and experience to a range of organisations aiming to have a positive social impact in the Netherlands as well.

Meet our experts

Rhodé de Graaf
Trainer - Consultant
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Ruud Meijer
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Ingrid Plag
Managing Director &
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Eunice Bussink
Acquisition officer
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Ayça Bulut Bican
Associate | Trainer - Consultant
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René Vos
Contract & Quality manager
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Antonio Battista
Trainer - Consultant
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Jacqueline Daniels
Business Development
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Sam Boering
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Michelle de Rijck
Trainer - Consultant
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Bert van Baaren
Financial Controller
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Marjan Zandee
Management assistant
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Lisa Freiburg
Trainer - Consultant
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Karin Rozendal
Trainer -Consultant
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Johan Vonk
Trainer - Consultant
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Rudolf van der Helm
Trainer - Consultant
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Max Kuipers
Evaluator
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Linda Janmaat
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Anton Bloten
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Pauline van Norel
Senior Trainer -Consultant
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Josefien de Kwaadsteniet
Close Associate | Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Anne Marie van Raalten
Trainer - Consultant
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Dick van Blitterswijk
Director Netherlands Office
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Irma Alpenidze
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Hilde van Dijkhorst
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Jacqueline Stam
Course Coordinator / Registration Officer
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Niek Bakker
Director MDFnl
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Alev Kayagil
Trainer Consultant
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Jolanda Buter
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Mike Zuijderduijn
Managing Director
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Migena Koster-Dako
Senior Business Developer
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Ger Roebeling
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Saskia Brand
Close Associate | Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Cloé Devlin
Trainer - Consultant
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Kees van der Zanden
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Anja van Doorn
Financial Administration
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Hadewijch Klaassen
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Caroline Corso
Marketing & Communications
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Maddalena Bearzotti
Senior Trainer -Consultant
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Sabina Voogd
Associate | Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Paola Fabbri
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Assignments

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Custom Designed Training

Leadership Trajectory for Danish Refugee Council

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

December 30, 2022
Organisation and People Management

British Council: Strengthening the Myanmar Outreach Network

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.