• "Hi" from Matthijs van den Broek

    My name is Matthijs van den Broek from the Netherlands. I feel privileged to have been appointed as Branch Director of MDF Asia, Vietnam Office, since January 2019. Having lived and worked in Asia, more specifically in Thailand, for 10 years, and travelled between Europe and Southeast Asia for over 30 years, I feel that living in Vietnam now is sort of “returning home” for me. 

    news31 Jan 2019
  • The importance of flexibility in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

    To manage the complexity of a multi-stakeholder process, whether it is a partnership, consortium or any other form, the tendency is to do the exact opposite of looking for flexibility; coming up with strict agreements and plans.

    news16 Jan 2019
  • Six Tips to Give a Training that Sticks

    Conducting training or facilitating a workshop is something many of us will have to do. Do you believe anyone can just do this? Or are there special skills or ‘secret’ ingredients? At MDF, training is a core expertise. Here are some tips we’d like to share.

    news08 Jan 2019
  • The search for hope and opportunity in the world’s youngest nation: our work in South Sudan

    MDF consultants and trainers are assisting humanitarian aid responders and development organisations in South Sudan. How impactful are these responses? How can you and your organisation be part of this process? We take a closer look at MDF's work in this youngest nation in the world. 

    news12 Dec 2018
  • Three tips to effectively conduct an organisational capacity assessment

    A while ago, my colleague Jan Kuyper and I travelled to Mongolia to conduct an organisational capacity assessment. Our goal? Develop an action plan based on an assessment using the 5 Core Capabilities Framework. With the vast landscape of Mongolia and valuable experiences of the assignment still in mind, I would like to share three tips with you on how to effectively use this model in practice.

    blog03 Dec 2018