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  • Occupational Safety and Health
    Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Occupational Safety and Health Tuesday 13 January 2015 One Workplace At A Time Guest An Overview of MEDA s Occupational Safety and Health OSH Intervention for Working Youth in Ethiopia A little under one third of Ethiopia s population is currently living in extreme poverty 1 In many of these cases households withdraw their children from school and put them to work in order to supplement the family income While the government of Ethiopia has made great effort to element the worst forms of child labor enforcement of laws and consistent prosecution of violators has not yet reached an ideal level To address this gap MEDA s E FACE project implements various livelihood strengthening interventions that tackle the issue of child exploitation due to reduced livelihood E FACE targets households at risk of or engaged in the worst forms of child labor in the Ethiopian textile and agriculture sectors as well as young workers under the

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/occupational-safety-and-health (2016-02-17)
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  • Family
    Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Family Thursday 12 November 2015 Keyhole Gardens and Marital Harmony in Northern Ghana Devon Krainer Program Manager Evaluation How might vegetables and marital harmony be connected In the spring of 2014 the staff in MEDA s Women s Economic Opportunities team may have shrugged and said nothing By the spring of 2015 they had a different perspective A study based on a MEDA pilot project in northern Ghana around Key Hole Gardens found that 58 of participants reported increased marital harmony as a result of the gardens Although surprising at first the study found that women s increased access to vegetables allowed them to both cook more diverse food at home a fact their husbands enjoy and obtain some financial income which is also viewed positively within the household Tags Keyhole Gardens Women s Economic Opportunities Ghana Agriculture Family

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/family (2016-02-17)
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  • Mobile Technology
    Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Mobile Technology Wednesday 30 September 2015 Opportunities for ICT Innovations in Myanmar Sashi Selvendran As Myanmar slowly opens its doors to the world can it also leapfrog some of the biggest failures in development One of MEDA s newest projects to launch in Asia is in Myanmar also referred to as Burma A country in the midst of transition and change is slowly reducing barriers to foreign trade and influence and opening its once closed borders to global firms Myanmar now finds itself in the crossroads at the 21 st century s technology boom with global powerhouse neighbours such as India and China the country has a unique opportunity to learn and apply lessons learned in the entry to a globalized economy and marketplace Managing the economic boom that will result with the influx of capital and infrastructure to ensure equitable distribution and equal access to new opportunities is no small challenge And many international donors such as the Canadian Government are seeking to provide support by facilitating economic growth in less developed areas such as the country s ethnic states MEDA s project funded by DFATD focuses on reaching 25 000 women farmers and entrepreneurs in two of these states Southern Shan and Kayin MEDA plans to increase access to these new opportunities in rural areas of the country targeting women in select value chains with high growth potential And as the enabling environment gradually improves to foster private sector development the potential for new economic opportunities for rural women and men also grows rapidly Activities will focus on achieving women s economic empowerment with the proven benefits to the larger household and community As in other countries women farmers in Myanmar have less access to land ownership

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/mobile-technology (2016-02-17)
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  • MEDA Convention 2014
    Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar MEDA Convention 2014 Monday 15 December 2014 Looking Back and Leaning Forward Jaclyn Stief MEDA s Youth team are learning from their past work and applying it to MEDA s new youth projects Director of Youth Economic Opportunities Jennifer Denomy and senior project manager Farah Chandani presented at MEDA s annual convention held Nov 6 9 in Winnipeg MB The term youth can encompass many different ages depending on who s defining it though MEDA typically works with those 15 24 years old Youth are also labelled the demographic dividend so many are coming of age simultaneously and with this increase of youth entering the workforce access to employment becomes a problem Tags Demographic Dividend MEDA Convention 2014 Winnipeg Youth Economic Opportunities Youth in Development Continue reading Youth in Development 3126

    Original URL path: http://meda.org/intern-blogs-yc/tags/meda-convention-2014 (2016-02-17)
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  • Village Savings Associations for Youth
    Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Village Savings Associations for Youth Tuesday 05 May 2015 Youth Savings Association Not Just About Developing A Savings Culture Farah Chandani Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities Research 1 has shown that benefits from savings groups can go beyond asset building and savings for youth and provide working youth with their own solidarity groups in which they find peer support and social security They can also expose youth members to other financial service concepts such as borrowing banking and income generating activities which are taught through orientations and workshops This blog seeks to further strengthen existing research on youth savings by showcasing MEDA s project titled Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation E FACE Village Savings Associations for Youth VSAYs are one aspect of a multi pronged approach to supporting Ethiopian youth in the E FACE project MEDA s youth team recently undertook a visit to Addis Ababa to explore savings behavior among youth including changes in their livelihoods behaviors and working environment as a result of their participation in savings groups Field observations interviews and focus group discussions with VSAY members and their parents revealed a number of important changes Tags Village Savings Associations for Youth Saving E FACE Ethiopia Youth Continue reading Youth in Development 3162 Hits Youth Connect Youth Connect Youth News Intern Blogs YC Incentives for

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  • Building Skills For Life
    Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Building Skills For Life Tuesday 09 December 2014 Why Include Life Skills in Youth Programming Farah Chandani Senior Consultant Project Manager Youth Economic Opportunities Empowering Youth Building Skills For Life for Youth in Ethiopa Building Skills for Life is a training program tailored for young workers ages 14 17 in Ethiopia It is one aspect of a multi pronged approach to supporting youth in the E FACE project Ethiopians Fighting Against Child Exploitation The program is based on MEDA s previous experiences with providing life skills and financial literacy training for youth in Morocco and Egypt through the YouthInvest project The training encourages young people to understand themselves to develop decision making capacity and improve their communication skills in order to develop the required business skills to become entrepreneurs It is designed to empower youth and to help them create further opportunities for their lives In Ethiopia the training is focussed on young weavers in the textile industry hence a practical aspect that provides technical training and know how on weaving techniques is also included The diagram below illustrates the six core areas covered by the 100 hour training program Tags Building Skills For Life Ethiopia Youth Economic Opportunities Youth in Development Continue reading Youth in Development 4755 Hits Youth Connect Youth Connect Youth News Intern Blogs YC Incentives for

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  • Women's Empowerment Principles
    History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Women s Empowerment Principles Tuesday 02 February 2016 Can Corporate Partnerships Promote Gender Equality Christine Faveri Director Women s Economic Opportunities With 2015 behind us and a new year on the horizon what have we learned and where can we focus in 2016 In September 2015 the McKinsey Global institute launched a report that provided hard data to show the scale of the global economic deficit caused by gender inequality The key finding is now often quoted if women s participation in the economy was on par with men s it would add 28 trillion to the annual global GDP by 2025 This is a clarion call to action but the path is much harder to navigate To achieve gender parity globally would require huge investments in societal and political will and resources It would require sweeping attitudinal changes toward a valuation of women s work productive and unpaid and significant leaps in investments by governments in agriculture industry and service sectors Serious attention would need to be paid to what the McKinsey Institute calls the enablers of economic opportunity reproductive rights for women physical security legal protection and political voice amongst others Reducing barriers is critical but so is creating opportunities for women to participate equitably in the economy alongside men Fortunately this appears to be a strategy that is gaining momentum There is increasing recognition that in the pursuit of gender equality collaboration between private sector actors governments and civil society can create wins on all sides Last year the United Nations intentionally reinvigorated the Women s Empowerment Principles WEPs launched in 2010 to promote gender equality in the workplace marketplace and

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  • Winnipeg
    Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Navigation Home Tags Bloggers Archived Posts Calendar Winnipeg Monday 15 December 2014 Looking Back and Leaning Forward Jaclyn Stief MEDA s Youth team are learning from their past work and applying it to MEDA s new youth projects Director of Youth Economic Opportunities Jennifer Denomy and senior project manager Farah Chandani presented at MEDA s annual convention held Nov 6 9 in Winnipeg MB The term youth can encompass many different ages depending on who s defining it though MEDA typically works with those 15 24 years old Youth are also labelled the demographic dividend so many are coming of age simultaneously and with this increase of youth entering the workforce access to employment becomes a problem Tags Demographic Dividend MEDA Convention 2014 Winnipeg Youth Economic Opportunities Youth in Development Continue reading Youth in Development 3126 Hits

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