We bring developing country designs and solutions to life, crafted by people from our region.
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Associates and consultants based near you and spanning our region
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
We have worked with more than 50 clients including Donors, Private Sector and NGOs.
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