Douglas Steinberg

Director of Agriculture, Resilience and Water

Douglas Steinberg is director of Winrock’s Agriculture, Resilience and Water unit. He has devoted his career to nonprofit service, with international experience that spans over 35 years, including more than 25 years in Africa with extended tours in Angola, Cameroon, Mali, Niger and Senegal, as well as Bangladesh. Steinberg served as a Peace Corps Volunteer on an agroforestry project in Cameroon and has worked for CARE, The Lemelson Foundation, Save the Children, Helen Keller International and the National Cooperative Business Association. He has expertise in programs ranging from emergency response to sustainable community development, and from food and nutrition security to livelihood strengthening and resilience. His experience includes mission management, strategic analysis, program design and implementation, networking and building partnerships, grant writing and fundraising. Steinberg’s achievements include enhancing gender balance and diversity, improving organizational effectiveness, impact measurement and advocacy for lasting change in policies and practices around industrial food security in West Africa. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in natural resources policy analysis from the University of Washington. In 2002, Steinberg was awarded an Order of Merit from the Republic of Niger for his work to promote gender equity.