Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Sarah Donachie

Project Coordinator

Sarah joined our Project Management Unit in January 2015, bringing experience in project management, contract administration and programme delivery.

Sarah works with our Project Managers on the coordination and management of our contracts and project finances, and since joining, she has been working on a number of projects including two major programmes in Nigeria; DFID Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) and DFID’s Nigeria Voices For Change (V4C) Programme.

Sarah has a keen interest in the economic empowerment of women, which was first sparked when she worked on a livelihood programme in Bangladesh. Her passion to support social change in Bangladesh has since developed and she has set up a charity working to provide education to underprivileged children, and economically empower women throughout Bangladesh. Sarah now sits on the Board of Trustees. She brings her knowledge of education and youth programming to the SDDirect team.

Sarah holds a BSc in International Business from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Emerging Economies and International Development from King’s College London. Sarah focused her postgraduate studies on the discourse changes within Gender & Development; exploring the impact of the MDGs on the ‘gender agenda’, and examining the rise of the women and girls rhetoric and growth of public private partnerships.

Outside of work, Sarah is a novice climber and regularly regrets signing up for 10km runs.