Three core elements to engaging males

The Men’s Development Programme has been in existence since 1997 and is central to engaging men and boys and creation of gender-equal communities and society. The Programme has 3 core elements: 

  • To engage men and boys in new conversations around their physical, mental, emotional, social, and interpersonal health and wellbeing. 
  • To develop capacities and skillsets of men and boys, including as community leaders and advocates for gender equality. 
  • To assist participants in the Development Programme to be their most authentic selves. 

The Men’s Development Programme creates spaces which enable lifelong long learning, the development of new realisations and of self, in an environment which fosters development in collective settings. 

The Development Programme also creates innovative evidence and practice-based methods for engaging men and boys. One such tool is The 7 Key Questions, a method which is regularly applied in the Development Programme in engaging men in personal reflection, in one-to-one conversations, or in a men’s development group setting. 

Following a strengths-based approach, The 7 Key Questions encourage individual reflection, identification of challenges and an invitation to take the identified action(s).  

Main Programmes

The main programmes delivered as part of the Men’s Development Programme include: 

  • The Good Enough Parent Support Programme 
  • New Conversations with Leaders – Men’s Leadership Programme (to be unveiled in 2022) 
  • The Annual Men’s Gathering  

Use links below to navigate to individual Men's Development programmes

All aspects of our Development Programme are guided by and seek to assist in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Engaging men and boys in reflection, thought and action is of import in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an NGO and member of civil society, the Men’s Development Network embrace our role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at community level through our Men’s Development Programme. 

Other MDN Programmes