Technical Specialist, Cooperatives and Food Security, Global Communities
Kristin Wilcox has more than 10 year’s experience working internationally with farmers and cooperatives to improve yields and increase incomes in East Africa, Mongolia and Indonesia. At Global Communities, she provides strategic and technical leadership to cooperative development-, food security- and livelihoods-focused programming, while incorporating value-chain competitive approaches to improve local food systems.
In addition, she works alongside local governments to strengthen the policies and regulations to create better enabling environments and extension systems that support small businesses and cooperatives in both urban and rural areas. Kristin has led the creation of performance-enhancement tools such as the Cooperative Performance Index and curricula for cooperative member participation, such as the Make it Happen Campaign for Equity and Empowerment.
Kristin holds a master’s degree in global policy and strategy with a focus in quantitative policy analysis from the University of California-San Diego. In 2016, she completed the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL) program at the University of Missouri.