Associate Director, Gender and Youth
Daniel Sumner is an associate director of gender and youth at ACDI/VOCA providing technical guidance on integrating gender, youth, and social inclusion approaches into ACDI/VOCA’s projects and new business efforts. Daniel has over 10 years of experience supporting research and development programs at the intersection of gender, livelihoods, and sustainable intensification. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2022, Daniel was the Assistant Director for Women and Gender in International Development for Virginia Tech’s Center for International Research, Education, and Development. In this role, he managed gender-responsive agricultural research for development programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Daniel holds a BS in anthropology from James Madison University and an MS in geography from Virginia Tech.