Waterloo, ON, February 27, 2018 - Allan Sauder, Mennonite Economic Development Associates’ (MEDA) longest serving president, told staff this week of his intention to retire at year-end, initiating an orderly leadership transition process which will take place over the balance of 2018. The board of directors will begin a global search to select a new leader.
Tanzania, February 26, 2018 - Laura Alexander, Director of Programs and of the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Special Program Support Project (SPSP) at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), recently visited VEGA’s Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program in Tanzania.
Ghana, February 22, 2018 – Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, the Acting Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed government’s commitment to create a just society where fair opportunities for all Ghanaians are ensured regardless of their location.
Myanmar, January 24, 2018 - When I originally told friends and family of my intention to travel with my family to Myanmar, I was challenged with the idea of a known global-crisis country as a travel destination. However, we were completely removed from any threat of the Rohingya genocide crisis in the northwest of the country. Our experience was in the south, where Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is impressively rooted in creating sustainable solutions to poverty there.
Nicaragua, January 24, 2018 - The Authorities of the Ministry of Family Economy and the Nicaraguan Institute of Agriculture (INTA) have signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).
The cooperation is for the implementation of a project to advance towards prosperity, including the agri-food sector, for an amount of 9.2 million Canadian dollars, financed by the Canadian Government.
Michigan, USA, January 1, 2018 - While impact investing has become a buzzword in global development in recent years, the concept and practice had been around for decades before the sector even had a name.
Canberra, Australia, December 18, 2017 — Ten projects have been awarded funding of up to $500,000 Australian dollars ($377,000) from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through round two of their business partnerships platform, or BPP.
Waterloo, ON, November 8, 2017 - Laverne Brubacher doesn't consider himself an avid cyclist. But in November the 73-year-old from St. Jacobs, Ont., plans to join 16 other Canadians and three Americans riding 355 km through the South Asian nation of Myanmar.
Ukraine, September 27, 2017 - It took just over 4 months to reconstruct an old Soviet-era motor transport enterprise into the first stage of a logistics center, capable of receiving and processing up to 80 tons of vegetables a day.
Waterloo, ON, September 21, 2017 - Two local entrepreneurs are wrapping up their hike of the 900 kilometers on Bruce Trail.
MEAFORD - Some Meaford Long Term Care residents have been walking the home's halls and in its garden in symbolic support of an end-to-end Bruce Trail walk underway by the president of the company that now owns the home.
Wednesday several residents will meet Elaine Shantz, president and chief operating officer of peopleCare, which recently purchased the facility. They'll meet at the Walter's Falls Inn, near where the Bruce Trail passes through Walter's Falls, and have lunch.