Nandi Hall is Senior Director of Sustainable Growth, Climate and Environment with more than 20 years of experience working in international development in both the private and non-governmental sectors. She provides overall leadership and strategy across the Economic Growth, Climate and Environment portfolio for DAI’s U.K. business unit, including projects funded by the U.K. Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the World Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, and British International Investment (BII).

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 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 re-joined DAI in September 2015 and has been the project director for multiple FCDO and other client-funded projects, including the multi-country Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund; East and Southern Africa—FoodTrade ESA; Myanmar DaNa Facility; Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia; and the FSG Plus Technical Assistance Facility funded by BII. She is currently the project director for the FCDO’s Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia, and the Scottish Government’s Climate Just Communities Programme in Malawi.

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 European Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), FCDO, the Asian Development Bank, the private sector, and others.



John Sampson

John Sampson has more than 17 years of experience leading complex, high-speed programs in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile environments, including stability and transition, countering violent extremism, governance, climate-related conflict, natural resource management, emergency assistance, crisis management, infrastructure, and civil-military coordination programs.

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