Sydney Maanibe is a Senior Program Specialist at Land O’Lakes Venture37, a non-profit entity affiliated with Land O’Lakes Inc., a $15B agribusiness. She supports the management of a number of the organization’s SPS, trade facilitation and dairy related programs throughout Africa, as well as the innovative Dairy Nourishes Africa initiative.
Prior to joining Venture37, Sydney worked as the Sustainability Coordinator for the Global Shea Alliance based in Accra, Ghana, where she supported the oversight of the sustainability program’s six workstreams in multiple West African countries. In addition, she is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a Feed the Future Agricultural Advisor in a remote community in the northwest corner of Ghana.
She graduated in 2019 with a Master of International Development Practice degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the College of St. Benedict.