Nono Sekhoto

Sector Lead: Green Revolution

Nono leads the Green Revolution sector network which supports alumni to access career opportunities in the agriculture sector across the African continent.

Nono’s work consists of relationship building with alumni and industry stakeholders and placing alumni into career opportunities. She spends most of her day communicating with alumni and stakeholders, recording all that occurs for reporting purposes. She collaborates with her teammates to ensure career placement targets are met.

Nono has developed an 8-year career in agriculture as a farmer and leader at a national farmers’ association where she established and ran the young farmer portfolio. Nono developed programs that focused on supporting young farmers in partnership with many industry corporates. Nono founded a company which focused on finding ways to empower youth in agriculture. Nono has participated in local and international platforms advocating for support of youth in agriculture.

Nono Sekhoto


Relationship management


BCom Financial Account – University of Pretoria
Post Grad Diploma in Certified Financial Planning – University of Free State
Certificate in Introduction to Agricultural Enterprise Management – University of Pretoria
Goldman Sachs GIBS 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program – Gordon Institute of Business Science
Agricultural Entrepreneurial Fellows Program – Oklahoma State University
Agricultural and Micro Financing – Frankfurt Finance and Management School
Agricultural Entrepreneurial Development Program – South Korea Development Institute

Honours and Awards

Distinguished Youth Leadership for excellence in leadership for youth in agriculture awarded by African Farmers Association of SA

Speaking Engagements

Nono Sekhoto and GrowthShoot


Review of UN SDG implementation and interrelations among goalsDiscussion on SDG 13 – Climate action