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We have a 13 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.
Group Support Officer
Cidee has been a Program and accounts manager in the development sector since she graduated in 2017. Also a humanities and social sciences scholar, she has been writing for prominent magazines since she was 17 years old. Currently, she is pursuing her juris doctor degree.
Genuinely interested in human beings and the humanity, Nhes is an experienced writer who had long been confounded with the ability of what words can do. Doing volunteer work since 2013 with a focus on gender and development, she now helps Tamara with DevDAS as she believes in the design solutions that it has for the Indo-Pacific region.
Consultant – Samoa
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 – FSM
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
Mavis is an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation expert, having worked in the field since 2010 in PNG. Her experience has encompassed working with civil society organisations, as well as with aid and development donors. Mavis has extensive experience in research and data collection, qualitative and quantative data collection, development of Monitoring and Evaluation plans and project monitoring and evaluation.
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).
Consultant – Fiji
Kemueli has 30 years experience of as a Statistician and data analyst. He has served as Chief Executive of the Fiji Bureau of Statistics and as a Policy and Development Planning Advisor on macroeconomic issues in the Strategic Planning Office. Currently, he is a consultant on sustainable development using his experience to create a better world.
Consultant – Cook Islands
Makiroa Mitchelljohn is a teacher by trade, majoring in English, Social Science, Languages, Law, Political Science, International Relations, and Education. Currently, she serves as a member of the following international boards and commissions: International Handball Federation Development Committee, Oceania Continent Handball Federation (Secretary), etc.
Consultant – Vanuatu
Nancy Miyake has rich experience in program management across the Pacific. Currently, she works as the regional program manager for Donna Leigh Holden Consulting. She has also founded and managed Vanuatu’s first dedicated space for families in the private sector.
Consultant – Australia
A senior lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong for almost 20 years, Charles has been active in the Australian Aid to Pacific Islands, Pacific Islands Politics, Food Security, Police-building, etc.
Consultant – Australia
Ashlee is an experienced project manager, policy analyst, writer and communicator with a strong interest in international aid and development and the Asia-Pacific region. She is currently working as an independent development consultant, with a focus on communications, research, analysis, proposal writing and project coordination.
Associate – Indonesia
Meilany (Lany) believes in making a difference. She has been involved in in foreign-donor funded programs since 2011, i.e. the Government of Australia (DFAT) and the World Bank. She also has experience in developing partnership with the Government of Indonesia in implementing strategies for sustainable improvement.
We have worked with more than 50 clients including Donors, Private Sector and NGOs.
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