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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.

  • 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.  

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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.
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
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).
Mavis Tito
Mavis Tito
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.
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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