Akosua Ampofo SieverSenior Partnerships Manager
Originally from Ghana, I grew-up in Kenya and Tanzania in a family of development practitioners. This early immersion raised questions for me around inclusive community-driven project design and longer-term social, environmental and economic impacts. My experience in Tanzania has spurned a lifelong commitment to improve the quality of life of disenfranchised women, youth and their families living in resource-poor contexts. To this end, I have collaborated with senior leadership of international development and community-based organizations, foundations, donor agencies, and local government, to develop and implement community-led programs to disrupt systems that perpetuate poverty among marginalized groups.
At Root Capital, I lead the strategy for building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with Root Capital’s institutional partners. These partnerships support our mission to transform rural communities by investing in the growth of agricultural businesses’. When I’m not at the office, you can likely find me one of two places: on the beach with my husband and daughter -if the weather is nice, or in my apartment designing Afrocentric clothes or furniture!