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.



Bruce Spake

Bruce Spake has worked in various leadership roles, including as Vice President of DAI’s pioneering work in Crisis and Conflict Mitigation and in Democratic Governance. As Managing Director of the Stability Sector, he now directs DAI’s service offerings in the emerging Stability Operations field with the Department of Defense and in Crisis Mitigation and Recovery projects with USAID and other donors.

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