Foodicons Accelerator


Gelsey Bennett

Senior Project Manager

Digital Green

Foodicons Accelerator

Gelsey Bennett has over 15 years of experience in the sustainable development and agriculture fields. She currently serves as a Senior Program Manager at Digital Green. In this role, she oversees the implementation of donor-funded projects, including the global Developing Local Extension Capacity project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. As a member of Digital Green’s strategy team, she supports communications efforts, monitoring and evaluation, and business development. Prior to Digital Green, Gelsey spent 13 years at Winrock International in various project management roles in the agriculture and forestry sectors and supported the institutionalization of improved project management practices. For the past two years, Gelsey has volunteered as a judge evaluating proposals in the food systems sector for an early-stage, university-based innovation contest. Gelsey has a master’s degree in international development studies from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College.