Binta Ceesay Etim: West Africa Regional Business Development Manager
Binta Ceesay Etim is a development practitioner with strong and practical experience in policy analysis, evidence based advocacy and research on a range of economic and social development issues including food & nutrition security, agribusiness development, capacity building and gender mainstreaming. Prior to joining AFAP, Binta worked on food rights policy campaigns aimed at providing evidence based data on the impact of Ghana’s agricultural policies; and its ability to deliver targeted and demand driven, poverty reduction initiatives to small holder farmers. She has implemented USAID agricultural projects in West Africa that build capacity of local farmers in terms of processing, food safety, and linking farmers to markets. Additionally, Binta has provided quality analysis and substantive inputs to World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Group policies on environmental and social safeguards. She has served as a member of the CSO advising team that made recommendations for World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank gender policies to promote equity and reduce gaps in development programs. Binta received her Master’s Degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and Bachelor’s from Michigan State University.