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This week marks the observation of White Ribbon Day to raise awareness of violence against women and girls and the beginning of the "16 Days of Activism towards Gender-based Violence", a UN initiative spanning the 16 days until Human Rights Day on December 10th.  


On the occasion, LADLF joined colleagues from other Australian Aid programs to celebrate White Ribbon Day with a small gathering hosted by the Laos Australia Institute in Vientiane. 


The LADLF and their Australian Aid colleagues are proud to join the Australian Government to stand up, speak out and act against gendered violence here in Lao PDR and across the globe

Laurent deSchoutheete

LADLF Director

Laurent is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist with extensive experience supporting aid agencies and their implementing partners understanding the performance of their investments and making strategic and operational decisions accordingly. He has designed and operated performance assessment systems for a range of large-scale aid programs, conducted numerous strategic and programatic reviews and evaluation studies, and contributed to the design of several aid investments and strategies. Laurent has worked across different sectors (education, governance, infrastructure, law & justice) mostly in the Africa, Asia and Pacific regions.

Laurent joined LADLF as the Facility Director in February 2017. He currently leads the work of LADLF and works closely with the Australian Embassy in Laos to understand the performance of its aid investments, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their delivery, and ultimately increase the impact on targeted beneficiaries.

Fanny Coussy-Chittick

Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser

Fanny is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) specialist, with extensive experience in project design, M&E and research in the fields of governance and peace-building, human rights and gender mainstreaming. She has led a number of independent evaluations and facilitated learning events and strategic reviews of country programs for non-profit organizations and other development agencies. An important part of her career has involved working closely with and mentoring project staff on MEL practices, including on the development of accountability systems for development and humanitarian programs in South-East-Asia and the Middle East.


As the Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser at LADLF, Fanny supports improvements in Australian Aid program performance by leading contextual and evaluation studies and facilitating cross program learning.

Shane MacRae

Operations Manager

Shane has a decade of project management experience implementing both large and small scale projects in the private sector in Canada but also including the public sector and civil society in Laos. He has an educational background in international development and has been living and working in Laos since 2014.

He provides a wide range of support to the LADLF including responsibility for admin and finance systems management; client/consultant management and mobilisation of resources of certain LADLF activities including the implementation of MPI’s ODA MIS and case studies. He oversees LADLF communication standards and products; annual LADLF monitoring; and provides other technical support including supporting research activities and report writing for the Facility. ​

Hannah Lee

Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion Specialist

Hannah (MPH) has worked in SouthEast Asia for over 10 years specialising in gender justice, specifically on gender-based violence and women’s health issues.  Her experience is centered on gender and health technical support and capacity strengthening to programs and staff.  She has led national and regional research in the Mekong, managed a regional initiative on women migrants’ access to safe work, and provided organizational capacity strengthening to nascent civil society organisations focused on HIV care and support.  Through her experience, Hannah has worked closely with government, international agencies and local community based groups.   


As the LADLF Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion (GEDI) specialist, Hannah leads LADLF's GEDI activities, strengthens the GEDI capacity of DFAT and implementing partners, and provides quality assurance and support to relevant LADLF analytical work and studies.

Lattanavan Phaophongsavath

Finance and Administration Manager

Lattanavan or Loy is a finance professional with over 10 years experience in a vast array of positions. She has spent time in the private and non-governmental sectors working for various iNGOs as well as leading corporations.

During this time Loy has managed teams and projects of all sizes and enjoys working with a range of clientele. 

Adam Smith International

Managing Contractor

Adam Smith International (ASI) is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. As one of the world’s largest specialist international development companies, we are dedicated to the successful delivery of foreign aid programs.


We have managed programs across 45 countries for 27 clients, and our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. ASI has proudly managed the LADLF with DFAT since its inception in January 2014.