Ecosystem Mapping & Network Analysis

For a business case with impact


Why this course?

An ecosystem is a network of interconnected organizations working on one topic. How they relate to one another impacts the success rate of a business case, whether that is a product or service, an expansion into unknown markets, or the completion of a project. The role of the private sector and its relations with the ecosystem and partnerships with civil society is crucial to develop a viable business case and maximize impact. This course looks differently at market analysis by starting with analysing gaps in the market and mapping the ecosystem and network opportunities, before looking at the role organisations can play to pursue or support a business case with social impact.


Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Learned to use ecosystem mapping as part of developing your business model or developing business models for organisations you are supporting
  • Learned how to analyse power, relations and risks with an ecosystem perspective and how to transform this knowledge into actionable recommendations
  • Developed skills to design a business model based on both revenue and social impact
  • Learned to develop new products and services in collaboration with the right partners


Who should join?

Anyone involved in developing or participating in impactful business models: social enterprises, corporate organizations, incubators and accelerators, impact investors, international organisations, and NGOs.


Course agenda

Day 1: The ecosystem mapping

What is ecosystem mapping and why is ecosystem and network analysis a necessary part of a good market analysis

How does ecosystem mapping work? Steps in ecosystem mapping

Alternative models and their pros and cons: value – chain analysis

Context analysis: socio-environmental issues


Day 2: Understanding Clients and Stakeholders

Power relations and dynamics within the ecosystem

Stakeholder interest and influence

Identifying collaboration possibilities and ways of working with potential partners


Day 3: Input in your business case

Ideation, from ecosystem analysis to business ideas

Ecosystem analysis as Input in a business model

Stakeholders as risks and as mitigation of risks


Essential Information

Time: 5 - 7 October 2020

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Course fee: 920 EUR (excluding tax)

Registration deadline: 28 September 2020

Registration: visit our course page here


Logistic information

  • Transportation: To be arranged by participants
  • Accommodation: If participants would like to stay at the training venue, MDF Asia will support with the booking. Participants can also search for nearby options on or
  • Final course agenda: available to be sent out 1 week before the training starts
  • Visa (if needed): Participants are advised to study visa policy of the country where the training takes place early enough for all the necessary preparation and application. MDF Asia will support participants' visa application by providing an invitation letter if required


Special offers

5% discount to the payments completed by 24 August 2020

10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years

1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization


Contact us

MDF Asia, Vietnam Office

Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,

298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam


Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438

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