Ms Dulce Carandang Simmanivong
Dulce is based in Vientiane, and is responsible for strategic oversight of the Cambodia, and Laos country programs. Before joining ACIAR in 2015, Dulce managed the rural development portfolio of AusAID/DFAT for six years, working across sectors, including financial inclusion, social protection, non-government organisation cooperation, mine action and rural livelihoods. Before then, she worked in program management positions with the United Nations and civil society organisations, including a farmers’ alliance. Dulce’s past work took her across North and South-East Asia. She earned both her degrees—a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and a Master of Industrial/Organisational Psychology—at Ateneo de Manila University.