MEDA Graduate Certificate

Certificate in Inclusive and Sustainable Market Systems Development

The Guelph Institute of Development Studies is partnering with MEDA to provide graduate students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Inclusive and Sustainable Market Systems Development. The certificate will introduce students to concepts, practice and case study examples. The certificate consists of three one-day workshops (see details below). Students who complete all three workshops will receive the Certificate.

Key themes of inclusion and sustainability will be integrated throughout the workshop, in particular the mainstreaming of gender and environment/climate change considerations. Exposure to tools, mini-cases and partnership experiences will be supplemented with exercises and group problem-solving.

The three-part workshop includes:

Workshop 1: Market Analysis

Friday November 23rd,  800C MacKinnon, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop provides an  introduction to market assessment including how to research and analyze value chains/market systems for pro-poor and inclusive economic development initiatives. 

Click here for the workshop agenda.

Registration required. To register for the November 23rd workshop email

Workshop 2: Results-Based Management 

Friday, February 15th, 2019, UC 441, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

An overview of RBM, specifically relating it to market systems/value chain economic development programming. The workshop will introduce the concepts of results based management, focusing in on the methodology utilized in Canada-funded programs.

Registration required. To register for the February 15th workshop email

Workshop 3: Program Implementation 

Friday, March 1st, 2019, 800C Mackinnon, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The final workshop will offer practical insights into implementation approaches, challenges and opportunities, particularly as they pertain to working with private sector partners and achieving market systems change.