Anne Speca

Anne Speca

Program Technical Director

Anne is the technical director for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Knowledge, Learning, Data and Training (KDLT) program. She works with a team of experts in knowledge management and organizational learning, digital communications, data visualization and human-centered design and adult learning and training. She helps USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security learn and work better by using data in decision-making, incorporating human-centered design to create trainings and digital platforms and employing transformative technologies to manage and share knowledge.

Before joining Bixal, Anne worked on USAID projects for more than 15 years, gaining technical expertise in global food security and famine early warning, agroclimatology, disaster risk management and climate risk management. Her past experiences include working as a disaster risk management specialist and a corporate strategy analyst. Anne loves her tiny town of Glen Echo, Maryland, and getting out for runs and strolls on the nearby C&O Canal. She is passionate about learning new things, getting new books and then maybe reading them, baking anything that goes into a crust, playing practical jokes on her children, piano music, good chats and hanging out with dear friends and family.


  • Organizational Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Adult Learning and Training
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Early Warning Systems


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish