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Sofia assists the GROW team in Ghana as the Close Out Coordinator with grant activities, inventory, finance, and projects related to completing the GROW program. Sofia is a graduate from Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing an graduate degree at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health with an interest in global environmental health. She is passionate about women’s health, the environment and travel.
Neil Denison is MEDA’s Director of Knowledge Management and Information Technology. The KM&IT team helps connect people to people, people to systems and systems to systems throughout MEDA’s global operations.

Neil’s expertise has been developed over 20 years in both the NGO, public and private sectors. Prior to joining MEDA, Neil has worked for the Government of Canada, for Microsoft and more recently was part owner of a local IT support company for ten years. Since 1998, he has set up networks for various NGOs in West Africa, Central America and Asia and is familiar with some of the unique challenges these environments offer.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, and a diploma in Information Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Majid Mirza has been working in development and impact investing since he completed his Masters from the University of Waterloo in 2009. As Senior Project Manager, Global Programs, Majid’s primary responsibility has been leading MEDA’s INFRONT (Impact Investing in Frontier Markets) project since August 2016. Majid is also a member of the MEDA’s Investment Technical Team and represents MEDA in CAFIID (Canadian Forum for Impact Investing and Development).
Kamran Abdullayev, who joined MEDA in 2010, is Technical Director for Financial Services. His focus is agriculture value chain finance, micro and small enterprises finance. He is passionate about helping the poor get access to a range of financial and business support services that enable them build their livelihoods.