Coffey’s Pooja Naidu Kingsley has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015.
Pooja, who is based in our London office, is an international development specialist who recently managed a UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded AUD $48m peace-building program in Pakistan. She is currently managing a DFID-funded program in Kenya which is helping to improve security for the poor, and reduce violence against women and girls.
Pooja said she is motivated by the bigger picture of development and stabilisation efforts.
“It is important to understand the end of goal of the work we are undertaking, and appreciating what it is these programs are striving to achieve,” she said.
“Implementing such complex programming doesn’t come without its significant challenges, but our efforts must keep those we are supporting at the forefront. All our initiatives at Coffey fall in line with wider donor and government priorities, and fit within well thought-out and planned frameworks aimed at poverty reduction and peace-building.”
The awards, which will be held in London on 19 May, were founded by Pinky Lilani, who received an OBE in 2007 for her work to celebrate women’s achievements.