An Intern’s Perspective: My MEDA Ghana Experience

Jessica-AdachOver the past 17 years, our internship program has sent more than 100 interns to 19 countries to help us in creating business solutions to poverty. MEDA's 2013 gender intern in Ghana, Jessica Adach, shares what she has learned about and contributed to MEDA's Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project. Jessica also reflects on the highlights of her nine-month Ghanaian experience and what MEDA now means to her since she has returned home.

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Date: July 9, 2014
Organizer: MEDA
Length: 28:00

Want to know what it's like to be an intern for MEDA? Visit MEDA's intern blog, Stories from the Field, to read about the experiences of MEDA interns like Jessica around the world. 

Why Women’s Economic Empowerment?

Why-Women-Webinar"In the future, I will be somebody." – Prudence Bato, a client and soybean farmer in MEDA's Greater Opportunities for Women (GROW) project in Ghana

We believe that women are a powerful force for change in the world! MEDA director of women's economic opportunities Christine Faveri highlights why it's important to focus on women in development work, including stories from clients whose lives you have touched through MEDA's work around the world. Christine also reflects on MEDA's history of women's empowerment projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where women have made tremendous gains from increased incomes and new opportunities.

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Date: April 24, 2014
Organizer: MEDA
Length: 33:29

Want to see the women's projects MEDA is currently operating and learn more about why investing in women is so important? Visit 

Client Centered Product Development

"Client-centered product development: New twists on an old theme."

The webinar will examine the concepts of human-centered design (HCD) and behaviour marketing and explore how financial service providers have begun to apply these concepts not only to their product design, but also to their product communication and delivery... with exciting results. Furthermore it will lay the foundation for discussions that will take place during the MicroLead Expansion workshop end of February.

To watch the webinar in two parts select: Part 1 and then Part 2. You will have to enter your full name and email in order to view the webinar.

Date: February 12, 2014
Organizer: MicroLead Expansion, an UNCDF programme
Length: 1.5 hours 

MEDA's Approach to Pro-Poor Value Chain and Enterprise Development

MEDAs Approach to Pro-Poor Value Chain and Enterprise DevelopmentFor nearly sixty years, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has created business solutions to poverty around the world. Rooted in faith values, MEDA firmly believes that unleashing entrepreneurship is the best way to alleviate poverty. And stands by its conviction that the work is not done until it is proven to be sustainable, replicable, scalable and measureable.

Come, listen and learn about MEDA’s pro-poor value chain and M4P approaches in agriculture and women’s economic development. Ann will provide an overview of MEDA’s work in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Ethiopia to show how their projects improve business opportunities in competitive and sustainable ways. This will also give you a glimpse into the case studies and topics covered in the upcoming SMDP course “Pro-Poor Enterprise and Value Chain Development (PPEVCD)” being held November 11-15, 2013 in Tanzania.

Click here or on the photo to watch the webinar. The following event resources are also available: the presentation slides and a Most Significant Change Story from MEDA's EDGET project.

Date: August 28, 2013
Source: Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program, The University of New Hampshire - The Carsey Institute
Length: 1hr 4 minutes

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