Prof. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is a recognised leader, transdisciplinary scientist and esteemed advisor with a career spanning 30 years. She has served in numerous leadership capacities at management, trustee, and advisory levels.
Prof. Sibanda currently serves as the Director and Chair of the African Research Universities Alliance – Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems (ARUA-SFS) at the University of Pretoria where she leads a team of research experts in transdisciplinary research on Africa’s Food Systems. She is also hosted by the University’s Centre of Advancement of Scholarship as a Senior Research Fellow.
Prof. Sibanda is an SDG12.3 Champion among the SDG Target by 2030 Champions on Reducing Food Loss and Waste and also sits on the Nestle, World Vegetable Centre and the One CGIAR boards.
In previous roles, Prof. Sibanda has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Diplomatic Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and has also held senior positions at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).