Tag: Kenya

Canada’s Minister of International Development Visits MEDA Kenya: A Closer Look at Sustainable Coffee Farming in Kenya

MEDA’s Leveraging Equality for Gender-Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project had the privilege of hosting the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of International Development. The Minister visited the lead firm, Caffe Del Duca Ltd (CDDL) for a courtesy call and discussed the benefits of the firm’s collaboration with the GAC-funded MEDA M-SAWA project.

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Water is precious: let’s protect it on World Water Day 2023

On March 22, 2023 at the UN Headquarters in New York City, the first global UN conference on water in 46 years will be held. The conference aims to build new commitments, pledges and actions by Governments and all stakeholders towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, and water-related targets across all SDGs, in order to move us collectively towards the Water Action Agenda.

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Entrepreneurs are finding success in Kenya through the M-SAWA project

Agriculture pays the bills in Kenya, supporting 80% of the country’s population. However, small businesses and farmers in Kenya often lack access to the business supports they need to prosper. Without access to technology, agricultural inputs, business services, and finance businesses and farmers in Kenya struggle to get by. Women-led businesses often face even stricter challenges.

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MEDA launches Kenya project to strengthen economies, foster thriving businesses for future generations

MEDA formally launched its Leveraging Equality for Gender Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project with an in-person event held on January 26th, 20223. Over six years, this project will support 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), 30,000 small entrepreneurs (SEs), 100 associations, and other business ecosystem actors in nine targeted counties in Kenya’s Lake and Coast regions.

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Why harnessing local knowledge is best- a conversation among project staff from Kenya and the Philippines

To better explain MEDA’s transformational journey towards embracing a North-South equilibrium and developing partnerships that are based on delivering systems-level impacts in agri-food systems, Catherine Sobrevega (Country Director, Philippines) and Geoffrey Juma (Country Director, Kenya) sat down with Jessica Villanueva, Senior Director, Technical Areas of Practice to reflect in their own words how their work addresses current trends in international development and contributes to the goals espoused by MEDA’s Strategic Plan.

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Hearing from women entrepreneurs in Kenya and Rwanda: What we learned during MEDA’s Second Chance Success Project GLI Summit

The two-day MEDA’s Second Chance Success Window project Summit held at the end of July 2022 combined the robust findings, learnings, and recommendations from the Second Chance Success Project. The event brought together investment funds, financial institutions, civil society representatives, business development service providers, and women-owned small and growing businesses from Kenya and Rwanda.

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