Management and Development Consulting Inc.
M&D Consulting Inc. was started in 2011 and it aims to promote positive human development that integrates an equity perspective, and fosters people-focused planning, programming, evaluation, and management. The organization is also proud to offer Change Makers Experiential Learning Labs, a unique and dynamic approach which builds capacity of country teams to address any area of the programming continuum – but with a focus on C4D and Social Change – using a foundation of human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) to ensure that people of all ages and levels are able to participate in, and create their own human development. Based on learning theories from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (M.I.T.) Media Lab/Learning Creative Learning team, Change Makers Learning Labs take C4D, SBCC and Social Change capacity development to new heights by demystifying C4D and social change theories and showing participants how to use human rights-based approaches to bring C4D to life in the way it is meant to be – as a dynamic, well-rounded catalyst for social change.
The M&D approach is not only about people and what they understand and can do to operationalize strategies and interventions and adjust them along the way. M&D also focuses on the institutional environment and where it must also become more enabling to fully and successfully support holistic and integrated interventions. We are deeply committed to professional development and consider training as a part of a continuous learning process that contributes to institutional strengthening and corporate development. We design customized skill-based training sessions or courses for both large and small groups and we excel in developing tailor-made training packages. Facilitation services are also available for staff retreats, conferences and meetings. Our applied training is informed by adult learning principles and combines state-of-the-art knowledge with practical application. Simultaneously, our capacity development processes are always rooted in participatory approaches, which ensure that people play an active role in identifying and addressing their own professional and organizational development. As such, M&D also seeks to partner with non-governmental organisations and field staff as resource persons and/or co-facilitators to increase local staff training capacity.
M&D Associates are an international, multi-disciplinary team of experienced management and programme experts who are ready to provide technical assistance and support services globally to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international development agencies and private sector companies working on development-related issues. We pride ourselves on engaging professionals with extensive field experience who are culturally sensitive, attuned to on-the-ground realities, and recognized professionally among their peers. Associates are ethnically diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and collectively have worked at global, regional and country levels across the globe. We hold advanced graduate and/or doctoral degrees in public health, anthropology, medicine, human resources management, communication, and urban planning from leading universities. Collectively, we represent an average of 25 years work experience (both in domestic and international settings).
Programming Areas of Expertise
- Adolescent Development & Participation
- Child Protection
- Communications Support & External Relations
- Communication for Development (C4D)
- Early Childhood Development
- Health & Nutrition, including Immunization
- Human Rights-Based Programming
- Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health (MNCH)
- Polio and Other Disease Outbreaks
- People with Disabilities
- Strategic Planning
- Programme Design, Strategy & Intervention Development
- Curriculum Development and Training Content Design
- Training and Workshop Facilitation Skills
- Formative research
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Social and Behaviour Change