The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda has over 25 years of trans-disciplinary experience in rural development, public sector reforms and private sector management. She is a trained animal scientist, an authoritative leader in agriculture climate change and nutrition, and a trained professional dialogue facilitator for multi-cultural groups. Since 2004, she has held the position of the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), coordinating policy research and advocacy programs aimed at making Africa a food and nutrition secure region.  Currently, she is a serving member of the United Nations (UN) Committee for Policy Development (CDP), a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council Committee (ECOSOC). She is currently leading at FANRPAN, a multi-country research and technical assistance project on Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments, addressing the question “What can agriculture do for nutrition”. She holds a BSc Degree for the University of Alexandria in Egypt, MSc and PhD from the University of Reading, UK. 

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