Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
Director and Chairwoman, African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence
Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is an animal scientist and a practicing farmer, serving as a policy advisor to numerous African governments and global institutions.
She is the Director and Chair of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Sibanda is the co-Chair of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) hosted by the Food, Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. She is a serving Member of the Nestle S.A. Board, the One CGIAR System Board (Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers), and the WorldVeg Board. She is also a serving member of Champions UN-SDG 12.3, accelerating progress toward reducing food loss and waste towards achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030.
Professor Sibanda holds a Ph.D. and MSc in Animal Sciences from the University of Reading, and BSc in Animal Sciences from the University of Alexandria, Egypt.