Tag: Gender Equality

The large role micro, small and medium-sized enterprises play in the world

As the global economy struggles to emerge from the hardships of a lengthy pandemic and ongoing conflict, hopes for recovery will rest largely on the resilience of micro, small-and-medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Fast-growing SMEs in particular are the biggest job creators – they tend to use more labor-intensive processes compared to larger enterprises, which encourages employment and can lead to more equitable income distribution.

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Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, President and CEO of MEDA, appointed Chairperson of the International Development Research Centre

Today, MEDA is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, has been appointed as Chairperson of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) by the Minister of International Development, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan. In this role, Dr. Nyambi will serve on IDRC’s Board of Governors and provide strategic direction, stewardship, and oversight for IDRC.

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Closing the gap: gender lens investing and the future of finance

Public perception of gender equality issues runs in a repetitive cycle. We’ve all seen it. A scandal breaks out, or a study discovers yet another damaging disparity. Think pieces are written, hands are wrung, and companies promise to do better. Then the public’s attention moves on until another cycle starts. Actual change comes very slowly, if at all.

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Women make big strides for women farmers in Ghana

From May 11th to May 15th, women philanthropists walked 132 km (82 miles) on a converted rail walkway from Guelph to Goderich. Over four days, they walked and shared great conversations for the Guelph to Goderich to Ghana walk (G2G2G) to raise funds for women farmers in Ghana for MEDA’s GROW2 project.

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