design house for international aid and development

OUR WORK

We bring developing country designs and solutions to life, crafted by people from our region.
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15+ years design experience including retained on Design Panels

BIDS

80+ Assignments consulted on with 20 programs designed or re-scoped

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COMMUNITY

Associates and consultants based near you and spanning our region

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  • Liquica, Timor-Leste

    Meet Fidelia Soares and her daughter Domingas, part of a project encouraging girls to go to and stay in school.  At DevDAS, our work in Timor-Leste has spanned 10 years, in women’s economic empowerment, market systems development to communicating cross-sectoral initiatives funded by DFAT.  

    Liquica, Timor-Leste
  • Tabiang Village, Fiji

    Schoolgirls perform a dance tourists: tourism is a key driver of economic growth in Fiji. We have a DevDAS Fiji Associate. Sectorally, we have also designed and reviewed productive sector initiatives such as in tourism in Pacific Island Countries and ASEAN Member States. We are an Advisory Group Member on the DFAT funded MDF Phase 2.

    Tabiang Village, Fiji
  • Philippines

    Meet Calma Arcala who used a small loan to start a business and employ staff. At DevDAS, we have been a resident of a business incubator/accelerator, supported women entrepreneurs through our IFC/DFAT work, and the start-up eco-system via women focused investments in our Kiva portfolio. Technology for Development and design products are also areas of interest for DevDAS.

    Philippines
  • Samoa

    Meet Australian Volunteer Caroline Conlon teaching deaf students and adults at a special needs school. Caroline is deaf herself.  At DevDAS, we have considered disability inclusion aspects across our 10 DFAT initiative designs, and recently developed a Disability Inclusion Strategy for a DFAT program in PNG.  

    Samoa
  • Hoi An, Viet Nam

    A woman selling fruits. At DevDAS, we have developed Gender Analysis and Integration Papers into Market Systems Development initiatives, and developed case studies for IFC/DFAT profiling Economic Opportunities for women based on 70 interviews across seven countries. We have a devolved team structure, with staff also in Viet Nam.

    Hoi An, Viet Nam
  • Port Moresby, PNG

    Electoral Commission workers at a trial poll booth, showing candidate posters that Australian Civilian Corps helped produce. DevDAS assisted to design the first DFAT funded Australian Civilian Corps. In PNG itself, we have worked for over 10 years including such as on recent designs for the Church Partnership Program, a Sports Strategy, and SEED Pacific (coordinating across our DevDAS Associates in four countries), as well as through our DevDAS PNG Associate.

    Port Moresby, PNG
  • Sri Lanka

    Meet Indrani Nallathambi, a gardener and participant in a program for sustainable farming practices.  At DevDAS, our early work with NGOs included inputs to programs in Sri Lanka. We have been retained for intermittent Gender Equality advice to DFAT and NGO programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Sri Lanka
  • Manado, Indonesia

    Children at play. DevDAS has worked in Indonesia for 10 years, in design and DFAT tender assessment roles across law and justice, tertiary education research, and regional initiatives for economic integration via online/communication platforms.

    Manado, Indonesia
  • Malekula Island, Vanuatu

    Meet Rosaria Nedis, resting with her daughter at Norsup Hospital.  DevDAS first worked in Vanuatu 15 years ago, have a Vanuatu Associate, and have returned to help design a Transport Sector Support Program, launch regional DFAT funded practitioner websites/portals, consider Vanuatu aspects of regional programs and assess tenders to DFAT for education programming.  

    Malekula Island, Vanuatu
  • Cambodia

    Meet Mak Moa Nang, a grade one teacher at Krola Primary School who has taught for six years.  DevDAS has worked in Cambodia, documenting success stories and case studies behind their and Indonesia’s national efforts towards regional economic integration, as well as part of ASEAN wide initiatives funded by DFAT.

    Cambodia
  • Tonga

    Students from Fasi Moi Afi Government primary school take part in a sports for education program funded by DFAT.  At DevDAS, we have completed nine assignments –designs, reviews, performance and M&E toolkits for DFAT initiatives – around Sport For Development, a key soft power, public diplomacy tool across the Indo-Pacific region.

    Tonga
  • India

    Meet Perna Devi, who is illiterate, a village council representative and President of her Women’s Group that made a new canal, water tank, paved some roads, and repaired the school building. DevDAS has an India Associate, and has reviewed DFAT-funded initiatives (as part of regional, global grants) in India.

    India
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Our Team

We have 9 person team based across 6 countries in Asia-Pacific. Our aim is to bring developing country designs and solutions to life, crafted by people from our region.
TAMARA HAIG
TAMARA HAIG
Chief Executive Officer
Tamara has 15 years experience across 12 countries in the Indo-Pacific region for clients including DFAT, WBG, private sector and NGOs. She has designed, worked on or managed 80+ aid initiatives and is on several donor panels (for design, gender and ICT). She speaks English and Melanesian Pidgin.
Frances Granada
Frances Granada
Lead – Community Group & Lead – Marketing
Frances has 10 years’ experience in Project Management from corporate to field. She has successfully supported DevDAS initiatives across the Consulting Group since 2017 (including technical inputs, report drafting and working closely with Tamara Haig PD, and Danielle Greentree PM).
Nynette Sass
Nynette Sass
Associate
Nynette has over 20 years experience across Samoa and the Pacific, spanning business advisory and NGO governance work for WBG (IFC) and NGOs. She is Secretary General and a founding member of Samoa For Real Inc (NGO) and has held board and executive roles relating to business and NGOs.
David Teaabo
David Teaabo
Associate – Kiribati
David has over 10 years experience across the Pacific, in particular Kiribati and Micronesia. He has worked with PIFS and NGOs and has consulted across projects, gender and M&E. David has worked with governments, on boards for NGOs, for the Red Cross, for DFAT Australian Aid and others.
Laitia Tamata
Laitia Tamata
Associate – Fiji
Laitia is a Gender Equity, Social Inclusion and Policy/Legal Specialist with over 15 years’ experience working across the Pacific including in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and all 14 Pacific Islands Countries (PICs). He has worked in fluid socio-cultural and political environments across the Pacific as well as conflict-affected areas such as Iraq for agencies including DFAT, UNDP, UNAIDS, UN Women and UNICEF, the EU, PIANGO, PIAF and SPC, Government (Fiji) and Universities (USP).
Celestino Ulep
Celestino Ulep
Associate – Philippines
Celestino is a tourism development professional with over 20 years experience and involvement in ASEAN and the ASEAN community. This includes work in ASEAN Tourism Working Groups as Adviser and Facilitator to planning workshops (2011 – 2014), including assisting Philippines NTO as a Chair of workshops. He has also been involved in the conceptualization, discussions and negotiations for the creation of an ASEAN Regional Center that was initially funded by a donor (now a fully operational Center in the Philippines).
Hellen Moliki
Hellen Moliki
Associate – PNG
Hellen has 10+ years as an experienced social research and M&E specialist in PNG, speaking English, Pidgin and Japanese. She has worked on multi-million dollar DFAT-funded investments across education, health, law and justice, infrastructure and with others such as NRI, and the U.S. based Harvard Kennedy School.
Nanette Tutua
Nanette Tutua
Associate – Solomon Islands
Nanette is the Managing Director for Zai na Tina (ZNT) Organic Center at Burnscreek Solomon Islands, The Center was founded by her late father Joini Tutua (Father of Organic Farming in Solomon Islands) and managed by her brother Dr Shane Tutua Phd. The Center specializes in growing organic vegetables, fruits, spices and trials poultry for its manure use in the farm. She is also the Vice Chair for Kastom Gaden Association a Non Government Organisation which her late father founded.
Leith Veremaito
Leith Veremaito
Associate – Vanuatu
Leith has over 15 years of experience across DFAT, World Bank Group-funded initiatives and in Government, working closely with civil society and private sector. He has specialised in infrastructure, energy and governance initiatives across Vanuatu. He has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (UQ, Australia, 2014).

Our Clients

We have worked with more than 50 clients including Donors, Private Sector and NGOs.

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