|Dina Abdel-Fattah, Associate |
Dina supports Development Gateway's Aid Management Program. She was previously Development Gateway's USAID Geo-coding Aid Management Fellow in Nepal. Before joining Development Gateway, Dina was a Project Manager at the DESERTEC Foundation, Hamburg, Germany. Dina holds a Master's of Science in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the College of William and Mary, USA.
|Benjamin Arancibia, Technical Associate |
Ben is a Technical Associate at Development Gateway and brings his research, data analysis, and GIS development knowledge to working on various projects for DG. He focuses on AidData platform and DG's Aid Management Platform in Honduras helping to pilot a new module in South-South Cooperation. Ben is a candidate for a Master's in Data Analytics/Data Science.
|Hamadoun Cisse, Project Accountant |
Hamadoun works on contract management and financial reports in the Finance Department. Originally from Mali, he previously worked with UNDP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and as in intern with Development Gateway. He is a candidate for a Masters in Information Systems Technology Management at the George Washington University.
|Taryn Davis, Senior Associate |
Taryn supports DG’s Aid Management Program. Previously, she was an Aid Management fellow in Lao, PDR and also worked with DG’s communications team. She formerly worked for the American Red Cross as the Service to Armed Forces Coordinator. Taryn received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
|Vanessa Goas, Field Operations Manager |
Vanessa manages various programs within the Operations team, including field operations for all in-country geocoding efforts and projects in Kosovo, Honduras, and Moldova. Vanessa received a master of arts degree in international affairs and international development at George Washington University and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Miami.
|Dustin Homer, Business Development and Partnerships Manager|
Dustin leads new business and partnership-building efforts at Development Gateway. He also manages Nepal’s Aid Management Platform and leads other projects that explore innovations and new business areas. His background is in monitoring and evaluation and aid effectiveness. Dustin previously worked on impact evaluations and co-founded a community development NGO in Haiti.
|David Rust-Smith, Software Developer|
David is a software developer on the AidData team working on dashboards and the CMS. He grew up in Malawi and Nepal and has always been passionate about the role of technology in international development. With a B.CS from the University of Waterloo David has worked in a variety of roles; from program manager at Microsoft to founder and developer at a tech based social enterprise.
|Stepan Semenukha, Analyst|
Stepan is responsible for IT systems planning and administration. He designed and implemented DG's migration to private cloud infrastructure. Stepan has worked in system administration and management in Ukraine, and holds a Master's degree in State and Public Administration from Moscow State University, Russia.
|Bijana Sharma Poudel, Staff Accountant |
Bijana focuses on accurate financial activities for Development Gateway in the Finance Department. Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, she started her professional career as a middle school teacher, before moving into commercial banking as a supervisor at the Nepal Investment Bank. In the USA, she worked for Ashoka before joining Development Gateway. Bijana has a business degree from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
|Josh Powell, Innovation Team Manager |
Josh manages the AidData Innovation Team for USAID's HESN Award, which includes scoping and managing IT programs for coding, sharing, visualizing, and analyzing data; developing in-country pilots using the latest technology; and supporting the technical needs of the Field Operations team. Josh has managed and supported teams and projects in Nepal, Tunisia, Malawi, Senegal, Haiti, Romania, and Argentina. He holds a MS in Public Policy from Brigham Young University and a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore.
|Owen Scott, Senior Associate |
Owen Scott comes to Development Gateway with four years of field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, from 2009-2012, Owen worked on planning and results tracking in Malawi, Swaziland, and Lesotho with Engineers Without Borders Canada. Owen's writing on aid effectiveness has been quoted in many social and traditional media outlets, including the book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure by Tim Harford. Owen has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a graduate certificate in GIS from Penn State.
|Martha Staid, Senior Associate |
Martha Staid manages projects at Development Gateway, including innovation pilot programs and development of mapping tools. Previously, she worked at the World Bank in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, as well as at Harvard University and with several NGOs. She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, an MA in Literature from University of Durham and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Wilkes Honors College.
|Bindu Venugopal, Senior Manager, Product and Services|
Bindu focuses on product development and innovation at Development Gateway. She works as the technical manager for the Aid Management Platform, and has over 8 years of experience in software development and management. She has a wide range of country experience having worked in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Kosovo and Timor-Leste. Prior to joining the organization, she worked as a project leader for companies in India and the United States. She holds a graduate degree in software programming and management and a bachelor's degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from University of Pune, India.