IDW2019

Together for Gender Equality

Across Canada and abroad, Global Affairs Canada, along with individuals and organizations, will mark International Development Week (IDW) with a celebration of Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance in the developing world.

The 29th edition of IDW will be held under the theme “Together for Gender Equality”. This theme embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world.

MEDA is excited to participate in this exciting initative with Global Affairs Canada. 

Take part in the #DevInspired Photo Challenge!

This year, Global Affairs Canada is launching the #DevInspired Photo Challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Whether you are learning about international development for the first time or have decades of experience, we encourage everyone—both individuals and organizations—to get involved.

To participate, simply share a development-related photo on the social media platform of your choice and tell us why it inspires you. Make sure to also add the hashtags #DevInspired and #IDW2019, and to tag your friends or non-governmental organizations to keep the campaign going!

Follow MEDA's #DevInspired challenge on Twitter!

GROW Learning Series

Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) is made possible with the generous support of Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) with a total budget of CAD 20 million.

GROW’s goal is to improve food security for 20,000 women farmers and their families in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Project activities include helping women improve the availability, access to and utilization of appropriate and nutritious food by strengthening production, processing and linkages to markets.

MEDA is pleased to share lessons learned through the GROW Learning Series (English / French). After seven years of implementation, the Greater Rural Opportunities for Women project has learned a great deal about women’s economic empowerment and food security in northern Ghana.

The project team is happy to share the GROW Learning Series (English / French), a set of documents about lessons learned.

Topics included:

  • Women’s economic empowerment
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Financial inclusion
  • Women and technology 
  • Conservation agriculture

About GROW