Stories from the work MEDA does around the world.

Youth Impact: Interns Driving Positive Change at MEDA 

Around the world, youth unemployment remains a pressing concern, with millions of young individuals unable to access the job market. The implications are profound, leading to increased poverty and economic instability.

MEDA Convention 2023: 70 Years of Investing in Entrepreneurs

Step into the pages of history and witness the transformative power of entrepreneurial spirit as we mark ’70 Years of Investing in Entrepreneurs’ at this year’s MEDA Convention. This journey isn’t just a celebration of the past; it’s a bridge that connects our storied legacy to the path we’re blazing toward a future of lasting impact and change.

Boosting Climate Resilience for Senegalese Farmers with Flood Residual Water Cultivation (FRWC)

Agriculture is always a risky business where to a large extent, the output is dependent on the whims of nature. And when you add the accelerating pace of climate change into the equation, the risks become more pronounced. In Senegal, agriculture employs more than half the population, and yet the country relies heavily on food imports to meet the needs of its growing population.

Data Validation for GROW2’s Success

Reliable data is the foundation and engine of good programming as it leads to informed decisions and trustworthy results. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of data validation and how the GROW2 Project incorporates validation exercises to ensure effective development outcomes and reporting.

Pathways to Careers in Development

A Conversation with Helal Ahsan-Ul-Haque, Senior Director, ESCA: “In the 38 years I’ve worked in this field, I have only one thing that I always remember in whatever work I do, which is that I want to see the smiles on the faces of our clients. That is my biggest motivation.”

How technology unleashes women’s potential

Delving deeper into the topic of “knowledge is power: harnessing technology for greater gender equality.” Exploring the challenges that women face in accessing ICTs and the opportunities that these technologies provide for empowering women.

MEDA releases updated Gender and Environment-Mainstreamed Business Improvement Tool

In 2022, MEDA decided to synthesize learnings and update the GEM Framework based on the feedback received from clients and the changing needs of the sector. The revised GEM Framework and its accompanying manual now include a comprehensive approach that encompasses not only gender equality but also diversity, equity, and inclusion.