• Bridging theory and practice

  • Creating lasting learning effect

  • Passionate about our work

  • Contributing to your social impact

International expertise, local presence

Our pool of experts around the world combines international quality standards with local knowledge and responds to your working realities. We are continuously challenging ourselves to provide you with the best service possible. We consistently reflect on the quality of our work, and explore new approaches to keep abreast with our changing world. 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Maddalena Bearzotti

    Director Brussels office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

    Branch Director, Myanmar office

Our clients

News

  • A guide to strengthening TVET for improved youth employment

    In this blog, James Sablerolles reflects on the lessons learned from the Youth at Heart virtual forum and use them to highlight how to go about implementing new projects that support the creation of new jobs for youth.

    blog24 Nov 2020
  • Promoting digitalisation & youth employment in Africa

    In this blog, James Sablerolles shares his views of the three core things to know about Dutch policy, promoting digitalisation and youth employment in Africa in preparation for the Youth at Heart Virtual forum organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

    blog29 Oct 2020
  • Proposal writing: six online resources our trainees love

    At MDF, we have perfected proposal writing through our extensive experience over a period of 35 years! We have compiled six online resources that our trainees love that will go a long way in improving your proposal writing. Find out more…

    blog15 Sep 2020