On November 5th and 6th, MEDA held its second virtual Convention, “Rising Together”, that featured a diverse program with an engaging lineup of speakers and activities. It was well attended with participants watching from round the globe, including countries like Germany, Ukraine, Kenya, Tanzania, the Philippines, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Paraguay, United States and Canada.
On September 16th and 17th, MEDA and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) hosted a virtual two-day women entrepreneur symposium that brought together 97 participants from small and growing businesses (SGBs), investors, financial service, and technical assistance providers from East Africa.
After five promising years, MEDA’s Ukrainian Horticulture Business Development Project has ended. Taking place in four southern regions of Ukraine, this project was funded by the Government of Canada and increased the incomes of thousands of small farmers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the horticulture sector.
September 29th, 2021, Waterloo, ON- MEDA launched its Improving Market Opportunities for Women (IMOW) project learning series today. This learning series contains key lessons from
We are pleased to announce that on September 13th, 2021, Wendy Clayson joined MEDA’s team to serve as Interim Chief Financial & Investment Officer (CFIO). Wendy will serve in this role over the next year as we continue conducting a full executive search for a permanent CFIO.
Due to the rising case numbers of the COVID-19 Delta variant in North America and throughout the rest of the world, out of caution, we
On August 19, 2021, MEDA staff members, Catherine Sobrevega and Mujtaba Ali, met over Zoom with Sir Noel Antonio V. Gaerlan, Commissioner of the Philippines
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the small island nation, killing over 2,000 people
A worldwide call for racial justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd has galvanized organizations, including MEDA, to closely examine processes and
Urbanization in countries in the global South is influencing how agri-food systems develop. With more young people leaving farming behind in search of new opportunities
August 12th, 2021, Waterloo, ON- Today, MEDA, with funding support from Global Affairs Canada, is launching its first project in the Philippines. Resilience and Inclusion
MEDA launched its Strengthening Small Business Value Chains (SSBVC) project learning series today. This learning series contains key lessons from the SSBVC about the challenges and successes that ambitious women and men farmers and entrepreneurs face while growing their livelihoods and businesses in Tanzania.