MEDA Convention 2021: Rising Together

In the complex and unstable environment of the pandemic, we’ve all faced difficult situations that forced us to adapt and become resilient. But for communities already struggling against the odds, COVID-19 has upended local economies, plunging 130 million people into extreme poverty.

It’s time to not only think about building back stronger but more sustainably, together.

Connecting people to share resources, knowledge and access to opportunities is what MEDA is all about; partnering together with governments, institutions, and private supporters to ensure equal opportunities exist for entrepreneurs in the global south. Partner with us as we work towards a future where entrepreneurs everywhere are equipped and empowered to thrive in business. 

Convention 2021: Rising Together.

NOVEMBER 5&6, 2021

Join us as we gather virtually together again.

  • Hear how MEDA has helped stem the tide of the worst effects of the pandemic for hardworking people around the globe so that they can fulfill their God-given potential to earn a livelihood. 
  • Learn how your support has empowered our clients and partners to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty. 
  • Meet business professionals like you who are guided by their faith and values and know the importance of collaboration to build a global community where all can thrive. 
  • Connect what you do locally with MEDA’s global work to create business solutions to poverty. 

While we had hoped to hold our 2021 event in Atlanta, event location details have now changed.  For the safety of our staff, speakers and supporters, MEDA Convention 2021 will now be held virtually November 5&6, 2021We hope you can join us for the same great speakers and plenary presenters from the comfort and safety of your own home.  If you had previously registered for an in-person event, you will be contacted shortly regarding your refund.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We could spend all of our time focusing on the “what ifs” as well as the daily headlines. But we are determined to keep our eyes up, focusing on the future and the opportunities this brings; continuing our work of creating business solutions to poverty.

Dorothy Nyambi

MEDA CEO/President

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2021 Event sponsors


Ron and Barb Schlegel
and Family