Lindsay Alemi has more than a decade of experience managing and designing international programs across the agriculture, food security and economic growth sectors. As associate director, Programs, Alemi oversees budgetary, operational and technical backstopping for field teams in Zimbabwe, while also contributing to CNFA’s business development efforts.
Alemi joined CNFA in December 2019 as a senior program development officer where she managed numerous proposals, including the Amalima Loko Food for Peace activity funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. In 2021, Alemi assumed the position of program officer and has since been actively involved in the ongoing support and implementation of Amalima Loko.
Prior to joining CNFA, Alemi worked in business development at Palladium from 2017-2019, supporting program design and managing an extensive proposal pipeline of demand-driven economic growth programs focused on small and medium enterprise development, access to finance, workforce development, market systems, agriculture, food security and trade. Alemi also supported the company’s efforts to expand their youth development initiatives and integration across programs. Additionally, she has worked as a business development coordinator at Counterpart International, a youth development research intern at Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC) and a development associate for a peace lobbying firm in Los Angeles, California.
Alemi holds a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies and a Teaching English as a second or foreign language (TEFL) certification from Ohio University. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Development from the Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon from 2010-2012 and is fluent in English and French.