Juan Estrada-Valle has more than 20 years of experience in agriculture, value chain development, and market-based strategies for economic development in conflict-affected environments. Throughout his career, Juan has been an agribusiness entrepreneur, international consultant, researcher and development practitioner.

He has led large-scale agricultural development programs in Southern Africa, the Western Balkans, and South Asia. Juan was most recently the Chief of Party of the Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) Program, where he helped establish an Agricultural Development Fund in Afghanistan. He now leads the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.



Melanie Beth Oliviero

Melanie Beth Oliviero has for 35 years worked for human rights and human development. As a strategic adviser on alliances and global business solutions at DAI, she draws on her expertise in corporate social responsibility, global philanthropy, civil society strengthening, and human rights and economic empowerment.

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