Nandi Hall is Director of Economic Growth, with more than 15 years of experience working in international development in both the private and nongovernmental sector. Nandi started out in humanitarian response as a volunteer in Mozambique after the 2000 and 2001 floods, and 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 nongovernmental organizations, 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 in September 2015 and is project director to the multi-country Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund; East and Southern Africa—FoodTrade ESA and Public Procurement Initiative projects funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the European Union (EU); and Project Director for Myanmar DaNa Facility, Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia, and Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia programmes.

Her technical areas of expertise include business development, project design, and monitoring and evaluation, particularly for governance and livelihoods and economic development projects. She has worked on projects funded by the EC, the U.S. Agency for International Development, FCDO, the Asian Development Bank, the private sector, and others.



Daxa Patel

Daxa Patel has 18 years of multi-country, multimillion-pound project delivery experience. Daxa has built and led large multicultural teams in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Russia and provided troubleshooting, mentoring support, and expertise to achieve success on both a managerial and consultancy basis.

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