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Current Advisers

2014-2015 EMDAP Advisers:

Adviser: Alice Chan
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Host Organization: American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan (AmCham)
University: The George Washington University

Alice ChanMs. Alice Chan, a recent graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, is providing support to USAID and the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan (AmCham) to advance regional trade programs and enhance the Almaty Consensus agenda by promoting the Kyrgyz Republic’s integration into regional trade with Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. Achieving this objective includes strengthening USAID assistance in the country, improving the Kyrgyz Republic’s trade and business environment, and increasing the country’s (and wider region’s) competitiveness through facilitating greater trade and promoting business environment issues. A secondary objective is for her to initiate activities in support of USAID programs REFORMA and the new agriculture project, conducting outreach to strengthen the programs implementation.

 


Adviser: Yvonne Chen
Country: Indonesia
Host Organization: American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham)
University: The George Washington University

Yvonne Chen

Ms. Yvonne Chen, a recent graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, is working under the USAID sponsored Strengthening Business Associations for Reform (SEBAR) program. Ms. Chen will work at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Indonesia and will be cooperating with Advisers in the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO) conducting joint policy research and other duties with AmCham.

 

 



Adviser: Ravi Dutta
Country: Laos
Host Organization: American Chamber of Commerce in Laos (AmCham)
University: The Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ravi Dutta Laos

Mr. Ravi Dutta, a graduate from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, is assigned to a 21 month fellowship Adviser to improve and support the capacity of the Lao Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) in Vientiane, Laos. 

He will improve the capacity and service delivery of the AMCHAM and LNCCI; draft a “doing-business guide” based on the 2013 U.S. Commercial Service Country Guide for Lao PDR that will be relevant to private companies, government agencies, and NGOs; and assist USAID in supporting the Government of Lao PDR to meet its obligations under the ASEAN Economic Community, and follow its strategy for economic growth and poverty reduction by providing research and recommendations on economic ties to promote trade between Lao PDR, ASEAN, and the United States.

 


Adviser: Micah Lund

Country: Uzbekistan
Host Organization: American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (AmCham)
University: The Monterey Institute of International Studies

Micah Lund

Mr. Micah Lund, a recent graduate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, will take on the role as the Business Enabling Environment Program Advisor to assist USAID/Central Asian Republics (CAR)/Uzbekistan Country Office (UCO) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Uzbekistan to facilitate new, and support existing, public private dialogue to improve the business environment in support of increased trade and investment and economic development. To achieve this goal, Mr. Lund will liaise with USAID, AmCham, the U.S. Embassy Tashkent Political/Economic Section, Uzbek businesses, and with relevant agencies of the Government of Uzbekistan through the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCIU), as appropriate.

 



Adviser: Autumn Gorman
Country: USA - Washington, DC
Host Organization: USAID/E3 - Office of Microfinance and Private Enterprise Promotion (MPEP)
University: University of Denver 

Gorman PicMs. Autumn Gorman, recent graduate from the University of Denver, is assigned to the USAID Office of Microfinance and Private Enterprise Promotion (MPEP), and will assist MPEP in promoting entrepreneurship development. This includes advocating for the importance of entrepreneurship in all appropriate fora, inside and outside the U.S. government; contributing to the communication strategy, strategic goals and the programmatic framework; reaching out to Missions as well as the private sector to promote entrepreneurship and seek partnerships; improving capacity building through training; and developing new programs that will help further develop the market innovation ecosystem in USAID-presence countries.

 




Adviser: Goolda Siahaan
Country: Indonesia
Host Organization: The Employers Association of Indonesia (APINDO)
University: University of Indonesia

Goolda Siahaan

Mr. Goolda Siahaan, a recent graduate from the University of Indonesia, started working at the Employers Association of Indonesia (APINDO) in February, 2012. His primary tasks are to assist the Strengthening Business Associations for Reform (SEBAR) program in Indonesia sponsored by USAID and to promote a healthy investment and business climate for domestic and foreign investors in Indonesia. Working with the SEBAR team, Mr. Siahaan has been cooperating with the other EMDAP Advisers placed in the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Indonesia and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) to conduct joint policy research and produce policy papers.

 

 



Adviser: Patrick Tangkau
Country: Indonesia
Host Organization: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia)
University: Prasetya Mulya Business School (Indonesia)

Patrick Tangkau

Mr. Patrick Tangkau, a graduate from the Prasetya Mulya Business School in Indonesia, is working as part of the USAID sponsored Strengthening Business Associations for Reform (SEBAR) team. He has been working at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and has been cooperating with the other EMDAP Advisers in the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) conducting joint policy research. His research focuses on certain laws that the employer association considers as a hindrance for foreign investment in Indonesia. The results of his research will be used for the government to adjust the law to benefit Indonesia’s business environment. At the same time, this joint research will strengthen the cooperation between KADIN, APINDO, AmCham and the Government of Indonesia.

 



Adviser: Shalane Yuen
Country: South Africa
Host Organization: The South African Suppliers Diversity Council (SASDC)
University: New York University 

Yuen PicMs. Shalane Yuen, a graduate from New York University, will assist with the development and implementation of the SASDC E-communications and business development strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound electronic traffic and encouraging membership and certification, and facilitate business linkages with the growing pool of members/suppliers. Her role coordinates with the internal operational teams to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating an effective communications/business environment and referral network. Ms. Yuen will also support members with best practice knowledge and reference materials on supplier diversity and supplier development. She will do research on the business stock of South African black suppliers in the key sectors that are of interest to members to provide intelligence on where there is good potential and where there are gaps that could be addressed.


Adviser Name: Ryan Talmage
Country: Timor-Leste
Host Organization: Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitaria Project (DAC)
University: University of Denver

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Mr. Ryan Talmage, an MA candidate in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, is working with the Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitaria Project (DAC) in Dili, Timor-Leste to develop aspects of their horticulture value chain. He will work alongside DAC staff to develop and promote a business case for accelerating investment in the input supply, trade, and wholesale links of the value chain. Mr. Talmage will directly carry out these activities, while building the capacity of value chain stakeholders to continue accomplishing similar analysis and market development independently.


Adviser Name: Ryan Talmage
Country: Timor-Leste
Host Organization: Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitaria Project (DAC)
University: University of Denver

Talmage-Head-shot

Mr. Ryan Talmage, an MA candidate in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, is working with the Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitaria Project (DAC) in Dili, Timor-Leste to develop aspects of their horticulture value chain. He will work alongside DAC staff to develop and promote a business case for accelerating investment in the input supply, trade, and wholesale links of the value chain. Mr. Talmage will directly carry out these activities, while building the capacity of value chain stakeholders to continue accomplishing similar analysis and market development independently.

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