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Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is CEO and Head of Mission of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). Globally, Lindiwe is a recognized leader and has served as trustee and adviser to numerous international food security-related initiatives. She is a serving member of, the SDG Target by 2030 Champions 12.3, a commissioner for the EAT-Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthy Food Systems, the United Nations (UN) Committee for Policy Development (CDP),; and the African Union Commission (AUC) Leadership Council. She has served as a university professor in agriculture, animal sciences and veterinary sciences and she is a regular guest lecturer at several universities. She is a recipient of numerous awards for her contribution towards agriculture and food security in Africa; including the, Science Diplomacy Award by the Government of South Africa (2015); FARA Award for Exemplary leadership (2014); and Yara 2013 Prize Laureate; (2013). She holds a BSc Degree from the University of Alexandria in Egypt and MSc and PhD, University of Reading, UK. Lindiwe was recently appointed member of the ACIAR Policy Advisory Council.