MDF and our Mission Towards Social Impact
MDF has been working in international development cooperation, since 1984. We now have 11 offices worldwide that provide management training, advisory and evaluation services worldwide, and managing (enterprising) projects. This way we empower individuals, organisations, and networks to increase their positive social impact! Meaningful impact today can be defined as contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s 2030 agenda.
Five ways that we help you and your organisation to contribute to the SDGs
1 - The work of our clients already takes place in the context of the SDGs.
We support TVET training institutions (SDG4 and SDG 8), and we work with trade unions (SDG 8), health organisations (SDG 3), and NGOs that lobby in the field of peace and justice (SDG 16). If organisations find it challenging to link to the SDGs, we guide them in establishing these links through strategic planning sessions.
2. We provide open entry and tailor-made training on topics that are relevant to the SDGs.
In our Result Based Management course, the outcome is defined as sustainable development and ensure that the results of this framework can be linked to the SDGs indicators. Another example is our Gender Mainstreaming Course, correlated to SDG 5. We also conduct training in networking and partnership development (SDG 17), a topic that finally underlies all SDGs.
3 - We implement projects ourselves (together with partners) that directly contribute to the SDGs.
Water and sanitation (in Benin and Congo DRC) or land registration systems to support, among others, food and nutrition security (Benin).
4 - We have a team of certified SDG 2030 game facilitators who can facilitate the game (online and Face-to-Face).
This game can help people realise what it takes to be working towards the SDGs. For example: understand the importance of sharing, negotiating, partnering, result information, etc. However, also to stimulate reflection on individual behaviour and on what one can or should do as an organisation to contribute to the SDGs.
5 – We are effective "masters" in achieving the SDGs through our courses and expertise in:
- Results-based Project and Programme Management
- Result-oriented Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- Theory of Change
- Organisational development
- Change Management
- Risk Management
- Leadership and People Management
- Network and Partnership Management
We will be sharing with you some examples of work that we do in the context of the SDGs. Let us all work together towards achieving the SDGs.
Please be reminded: we are all together in this decade of action!