Thierry is the Founding Director of GanzAfrica, a community of interest organisation focusing on creating human capital for system building to meet market needs. His work focuses on building the capacity of youth, providing on-the-job professional experience by tackling some of the major land, agri-food systems and environmental challenges facing Africa today. He was previously part of the leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) as the Head of State Capability, where he led a team that worked alongside governments across 11 African countries to enhance capability by delivering their agricultural development goals.
Thierry has over 17 years’ experience providing leadership on strategic and operational solutions to governments and development partners, spearheading land and agriculture reforms. He is passionate about empowering youth and creating local solutions to address systemic challenges.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, church activities and exercise with anyone he can find.
Sarah is a Development Economist motivated by a vision to see communities engaged in and sustained by dynamic commercial activity which delivers a better life for all its members. Her career experience spans SME, social enterprise, and community development within both donor and private sectors, with a focus on economic and social inclusion.
Currently living in Kenya, Sarah has co-founded a socially motivated enterprise, connecting Kenyan smallholder fruit farmers with markets for their produce.
Sarah is excited to join forces with GanzAfrica and carve out disruptive learning journeys, enabling Fellows to become agents of change, impacting communities across the African continent.
Trained as an Agricultural Economist at the University of Zimbabwe, Comfort is a growing professional in agricultural and land policy. Over the past three years, he has worked as the technical lead on the Strengthening Agricultural Policy Practice in Africa program, an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), enhancing policy support and reforms for accelerated and inclusive agricultural transformation in 11 AGRA focus countries. Now a Policy Analyst for GanzAfrica, Comfort’s role involves providing technical support on policy, and human and institutional capacity strengthening initiatives, enabling GanzAfrica fellows to support public policy through increased use of data and evidence. His passion lies in seeing accelerated growth and socio-economic transformation across Africa, underpinned by sustainability and inclusivity, where institutions work, the youth find decent jobs, and policy reforms respond to emerging land, agriculture, environment and food systems challenges, as well as broader development issues.
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