Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed is the Executive Director of Savannah Integrated Rural Development Aid, an organization that helps districts mobilize communities, provide social services, and train women and youth.
Hajia Alima is a Development Management Consultant with an MSC in Managing Rural Development from the University of London and B/A Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies. She has a number of certificates from recognized institution related to her profession and career development.
She recently attended a certificate course in Canada in St. Francis Xavier University and awarded a certificate in Advocacy and Increasing Citizens Voice and Agency in 2018.
”We have also come this far because sometimes you need the man to appreciate you and your capacity and help you push up.
Whatever I am doing and I have become is because of him. Fortunately for me, I got someone who understands and respects me for my potential and capacity.
He allows me to operate in my field and when he needs to push me he does it. The man is not in competition with me for space.
But just to say that the contribution of man in anybody’s life is important.” — Mrs. Hajia Alima Sagito Saeed – Founder of SWIDA GhanaHajia Alima Sagito-Saeed
Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed is an advocate of women and girls empowerment working with about 150 groups of women farmers, shea pickers and processes, and agribusinesses of 30 members each and 30 other Farmer Based Organizations in the Northern part of Ghana.
She trains these women and the FBOs in sustainable farm practices, environmental resources management, agribusiness enterprises, savings and loans models, leadership, and advocacy and stakeholder engagement skills.
At the National level, Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed is current Board Chairman for the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEB Ghana), the National Board Secretary of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, Executive Committee Member for Women in Agribusiness Network, Board Member Shea Network Ghana and the Baobab market that focuses basically in the discussion relevant social and political concerns including natural resources and restoration of livelihood opportunities for rural people.