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Dianne J. Forte
Director of the Office of Agriculture, Food Security, Enterprise and Gender
Dianne J. Forte is the director of agriculture, food security, enterprise and gender at Africare.
Ms. Forte has over 30 years of management experience, 24 of which have been in international development, working to eliminate hunger and poverty and toward strengthening civil-society in conflict zones. Ms. Forte has also spent a significant part of her career advancing relevant dialogue, diplomacy and development. Before joining Africare, she worked as the managing director for Heifer International in their Washington, D.C. office and as the Africa regional director at American Friends Service Committee.
Specializing in gender and economic development, Ms. Forte’s work has contributed to the strengthening of local institutions through organizations such as the National Black Women’s Health Project, where she served as the director of international programs. As a consultant, Ms. Forte engaged in research, evaluation and capacity building with organizations in Africa, the United States and the Caribbean.
Ms. Forte holds a master’s degree in political economy and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
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