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Power, Progress, Change

Vancouver, BC, May 23, 2019 -- MEDA is excited for the opportunity to participate in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 3 - 6, 2019. The Women Deliver Conference is the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women.

Abid Ilyas Dar, Project Director PAVE Pakistan receiving award

Taipei, Taiwan, May 28, 2019 – MEDA and Engro Foundation’s PAVE Pakistan project in partnership with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), has been selected as the winner of the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2019 (AREA 2019) under the Social Empowerment category.

Dr. Dorothy stands in front of Denver meet & greet event

Waterloo, ON, May 23, 2019 - Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, President & CEO of MEDA has kicked-off a Welcome Tour to get to know MEDA supporters and share her passion for the MEDA mission and vision. Beginning in March 2019, Dorothy began her Tour in Waterloo and has since traveled to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Germany to meet with MEDA supporters and affinity groups. Stops in Indiana, Winnipeg, Abbotsford, Colorado, and New York are planned for the summer and fall.

MEDA Launches BEL Campaign

Waterloo, ON, May 22, 2019 - MEDA has launched a fundraising campaign to support a growing number of major MEDA projects and increase their impact on global poverty. The Building Enduring Livelihoods (BEL) campaign looks to secure $50 million in private donor funds by October 31, 2019, which will help solidify over $300 million in institutional funds.

MEDA Board of Director Joyce Lehman

May 18, 2019 - Joyce Lehman will turn 75 next week and reflects back to her childhood — to the Sunday afternoons when she’d sit in a living-room corner of her parents’ farmhouse in rural Iowa. All of their friends and relatives would gather round for lively conversation and colorful storytelling.

Dr. Dorothy Nyambi speaks to the 2019 graduating class of Conrad Grebel University College.

Waterloo, ON, April 15, 2019 - MEDA’s President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, was pleased to address the graduating students of Conrad Grebel University College at their Convocation on April 14th, 2019. Dorothy’s address was entitled “Living Life with Purpose”, and encouraged students to celebrate the accomplishments marked by the occasion while looking to the future as untapped opportunity.

Women in Senegal sitting in field

Waterloo, ON, December 19, 2018 – Today, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, the Honourable Bardish Chagger announced funding for a new five-year project with MEDA that will improve the economic resilience of women and youth farmers in Senegal.

Nouveau projet MEDA pour soutenir les pratiques agricoles et commerciales durables

Waterloo, ON, le 19 décembre 2018 - Aujourd’hui, au nom de l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, ministre du Développement international, l’honorable Bardish Chagger a annoncé le financement d’un nouveau projet quinquennal avec MEDA qui améliorera la résilience économique des agricultrices et des jeunes agriculteurs au Sénégal.

Allan Sauder speaks at Convention 2018

Indianapolis, USA, December 6, 2018 — As Allan Sauder retires from Mennonite Economic Development Associates in December after 16 years as president, he will leave behind an organization that reaches much further than it did when he joined.

Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, the new president and CEO of the Mennonite Economic Development Associates, is shown at the development agency’s Waterloo offices on Tuesday.

Waterloo, ON, October 15, 2019 — Taking the helm of the Mennonite Economic Development Associates was a simple decision for Dr. Dorothy Nyambi.

"It's unique and it's sustainable," she said.

Nigerian man seen filling a bucket of water for irrigation

Nigeria, March 14, 2018 - Nigeria is seeing a surge of interest in agriculture, but violent conflicts in some parts of the country are holding people back from exploring that industry. Hear from Chom Bagu, Field Project Manager of our Nigeria WAY project in partnership with Global Affairs Canada. 

Allan Sauder speaks at Convention 2018

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.

Volunteer expert Kathleen Campbell facilitating

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.