Please reference our guidelines in your print and digital media creations for MEDA. If you are working on an online asset such as a project story map or micro-site, please refer to our web guidelines as well.
The original MEDA logo was developed in the early 1970s at the time of MEDA’s incorporation. The symbol was initiated by Milo Shantz and designed by Glenn Fretz in 1974. The colour green and the images of the globe and leaf symbolize growth, renewal and our international scope of operations.
The logo was refreshed in 1996, making it more contemporary with current design. While it has been changed to a word mark, it retains its original green colour, incorporating the globe into the letter D, with a leaf stemming from it.
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MEDA: Creating business solutions to poverty
MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) has been implementing effective market-driven programs globally since 1953. MEDA combines innovative financial and technical expertise to build and enhance sustainable agri-food systems that provide decent work for people living in poverty with a focus on systemically marginalized communities, including women and youth.
Our core expertise lies in market systems, environmental sustainability and climate action, gender equality and social inclusion, and impact investment and innovative finance. MEDA partners with local private, public and civil society actors, strengthening individuals, institutions, communities and ecosystems, and thereby contributing to sustainable and inclusive systemic change.
For discussions about MEDA news or MEDA as a brand, here are approved photographs of clients and partners who represent our mission and our vision for the future.
Headshots of members of the MEDA team who are forward-facing or leading high-profile work can be found on the Our Team page. All Gift Officers are on our Ways to Give page. Bios will pop up when their names are clicked.
If you are looking for headshots of staff members who are not featured on our site, please contact us.
Selected photos of event highlights from MEDA’s gatherings with our constituents and supporters that you can use to promote future similar events. For specific MEDA Network Hub photos, visit their pages.
Canada's Minister of International Development, Ahmed Hussen, joined the 2023 MEDA Convention in Toronto to celebrate 70 years of investing in entrepreneurs and to affirm the important role MEDA will play in the years to come.
MEDA is pleased to announce that the USD $200 million Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund (MFAGF) launched today. The Fund-of-Funds initiative will help advance the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, which aims to enable 30 million young people in Africa, particularly young women, to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.
It is with great pleasure that we share the FY23 Annual Report for MEDA. It reflects a year of resilience, growth, and unwavering commitment to our mission. Our collective efforts have propelled MEDA to create a lasting impact in our communities. Reflecting on the past year, we recall the strides we have taken to clarify our governance, reimagine our role, and localize our work to stay relevant.
For over 70 years, our work has been guided by the belief that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty. MEDA’s ambitious goal is to create or sustain decent work for a half million people in emerging economies by 2030.
Follow our official social media pages for the latest news from MEDA at @medadotorg.