Danica is Maori (indigenous to Aotearoa New Zealand) and mother to two daughters. Her experience in indigenous development and international programming spans over 20 years. With a speciality in research, monitoring and evaluation she has provided technical advice to projects in the Pacific, South-East Asia and North and East Africa regions, working alongside governments and civil society groups.
Danica is experienced in programming that places children at the centre and seeks to address familial and societal challenges to improve the lives of these children.
To Danica, the beauty of evaluation lies in the opportunity to tell the story and she is often humbled by, and grateful for, this experience. Danica brings an indigenous worldview to evaluation, one that celebrates storytelling and recognises the importance of enabling voice.