Rebecca Savoie is the Director of Cooperative Development at NCBA CLUSA. She brings with her 20 years of domestic and international experience designing and implementing innovative projects for public and private sector organizations harnessing the power of collective action specifically with cooperative and producer group structures. Previously she led programs and platforms for Abt Associates, TechnoServe, Land O’Lakes, and ACDI/VOCA. She has lived in Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia and Egypt and has worked in many other countries mostly in Africa with some experience in Asia and Latin America.
A lifelong learner, Rebecca is finishing her PhD in rural sociology and agricultural economics with a focus on collective action at the University of Missouri. Rebecca also holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, an master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota.