Principal Project Manager
Nandi is a Principal Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience working in international development in both the private and NGO sectors. Nandi started out in humanitarian response as a volunteer in Mozambique after the 2000 and 2001 floods; she then continued working on humanitarian and emergency response and recovery projects in Asia and Africa. Nandi first worked for DAI as a Regional Program Manager on DAI’s Sri Lanka Transition Initiatives project after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. Since then, Nandi has worked with International Non-Governmental Organisations, leading business development and funding teams in both Africa and Asia and supporting the design of projects that are both fundable, feasible to implement and ensure positive impact and benefit to the target communities. Nandi joined DAI Europe in September 2015 and project director to DAI Europe’s multi-country AWEF, Food Trade and PPI projects funded by DFID and the EC. Her technical areas of expertise include business development, project design, monitoring and evaluation particularly for governance and livelihoods / economic development projects. She has worked on projects funded by the EC and ECHO, USAID and OFDA, DFID, the ADB and the private sector. Her academic qualifications include an MA (Hons), Geography, University of St. Andrews, and an MSc Violence, Conflict and Development, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).