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Dianne J. Forte
Director of the Office of Agriculture, Food Security, Enterprise and Gender
Dianne J. Forte is Africare’s director of agriculture, food security, enterprise and gender. Ms. Forte has over 30 years of management experience, including 24 in international development.
Prior to joining Africare, Ms. Forte worked as the managing director for Heifer International at its Washington, D.C. office and as Africa regional director at American Friends Service Committee. As director of international programs at the National Black Women’s Health Project, she worked to strengthen local institutions. She has also worked as a consultant specializing in gender and economic development, research, evaluation and capacity building with organizations in Africa, the U.S. 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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