Akosua Ampofo Siever

Program Officer
Fidelity Foundations

Akosua Ampofo Siever has more than 13 years of experience in international community development and fundraising. Originally from Ghana, Akosua grew-up in Kenya and Tanzania in a family of development practitioners. This early immersion raised questions for her around inclusive community-driven project design and longer-term social, environmental and economic impacts. Akosua’s experience in Tanzania has spurned a lifelong commitment to improve the quality of life of disenfranchised women, youth and their families living in resource-poor contexts. To this end, Akosua has collaborated with senior leadership of international development and community-based organizations, foundations, donor agencies, and local government, to develop and implement community-led programs to disrupt systems that perpetuate poverty and inequality among marginalized groups.

Currently Akosua is a Senior Partnerships Manager at Root Capital. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Boston Women’s Fund. At Root Capital, Akosua leads the strategy for building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with Root Capital’s institutional partners. These partnerships support Root Capital’s mission to transform rural communities by investing in the growth of agricultural businesses. At the Boston Women’s Fund, Akosua’s responsibilities include establishing the identity and direction of the Fund; ensuring necessary resources to maintain the fiscal health of the organization and the achievement of the Fund’s program goals; providing program oversight; and participating in all board operations. The Fund supports women and girl-led community-based organizations and grassroots initiatives to create a society based on racial, economic and social justice.

Before joining Root Capital, Akosua worked with several organizations including Africare, World Education, and the Massachusetts Public Health Association. Akosua holds BA and MA degrees from Clark University in Worcester, MA and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, in Waltham, MA.