LuAnn Werner is an international development professional serving as the Deputy Executive Director of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC). This is a member-based organization serving 10 cooperative development organizations (CDOs). An enthusiastic networker, she is passionate about using her cooperative knowledge and management skills to promote effective international cooperative development. With OCDC she led the initiative to partner with the International Cooperative Alliance to co-launch the Mapping International Cooperative Development Program (MiCDP) platform, designed to demonstrate the extensive reach and scope CDOs have, and invoking greater collaboration with development partners.

Ms. Werner worked for cooperatives and non-profits throughout her career. She led two international cooperative development programs focused on increasing incomes and stimulating economic growth of farmers in several East African countries. Her market access, agriculture and youth development experience span multiple countries throughout Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Asia.


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