An Intern’s Perspective: My MEDA Ghana Experience

Jessica-AdachOver the past 17 years, our internship program has sent more than 100 interns to 19 countries to help us in creating business solutions to poverty. MEDA's 2013 gender intern in Ghana, Jessica Adach, shares what she has learned about and contributed to MEDA's Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project. Jessica also reflects on the highlights of her nine-month Ghanaian experience and what MEDA now means to her since she has returned home.

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Date: July 9, 2014
Organizer: MEDA
Length: 28:00

Want to know what it's like to be an intern for MEDA? Visit MEDA's intern blog, Stories from the Field, to read about the experiences of MEDA interns like Jessica around the world. 

Why Women’s Economic Empowerment?

Why-Women-Webinar"In the future, I will be somebody." – Prudence Bato, a client and soybean farmer in MEDA's Greater Opportunities for Women (GROW) project in Ghana

We believe that women are a powerful force for change in the world! MEDA director of women's economic opportunities Christine Faveri highlights why it's important to focus on women in development work, including stories from clients whose lives you have touched through MEDA's work around the world. Christine also reflects on MEDA's history of women's empowerment projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where women have made tremendous gains from increased incomes and new opportunities.

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Date: April 24, 2014
Organizer: MEDA
Length: 33:29

Want to see the women's projects MEDA is currently operating and learn more about why investing in women is so important? Visit 

Client Centered Product Development

"Client-centered product development: New twists on an old theme."

The webinar will examine the concepts of human-centered design (HCD) and behaviour marketing and explore how financial service providers have begun to apply these concepts not only to their product design, but also to their product communication and delivery... with exciting results. Furthermore it will lay the foundation for discussions that will take place during the MicroLead Expansion workshop end of February.

To watch the webinar in two parts select: Part 1 and then Part 2. You will have to enter your full name and email in order to view the webinar.

Date: February 12, 2014
Organizer: MicroLead Expansion, an UNCDF programme
Length: 1.5 hours 

Lessons on Implementing an Impact Evaluation by MEDA Maroc

Twins Abdessamad and El MahjoubHow can an implementing organization reconcile theoretical requirements with practical constraints in the field?

Conducting an impact evaluation, a method commonly used by policy makers to assess the net impact of a project, is essential to securing a project's external support.

The simplicity of the "What Works?" question belies the complexity of project measurement. It is necessary to know not only what works, but why it works and by how much.

The webinar will take the participants through the step-by-step process of designing and carrying out an impact evaluation on the ground.  It will focus on the experience of MEDA Maroc with the impact evaluation of its "100 Hours to Success program". The soft skills training, composed of modules on life skills, entrepreneurship and financial education, targets Moroccan youth aged between 15 and 25 in hopes of helping them secure a job or start a business. Since 2009, MEDA Maroc has trained 11,000 youth through this program.

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Date: October 2, 2013
Organizer: The Youth Employment Network Marketplace
Time: 11:00am EST
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