Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Veronica Martinez Tamayo

Project Officer

Veronica joined SDDirect in January 2017. She brings project coordination experience essential to manage her varied project portfolio. She is Project Officer for What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme, a DFID-funded programme that seeks to understand the underlying causes of violence and support prevention efforts across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She also oversees SDDirect delivery of various accountability, transparency and peacebuilding projects across Africa including DFID Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR) in Ghana, Implementation and Analysis in Action of Accountability (IAAAP) Programme in Somalia and Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP).

She holds MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham and BScs in Political Science and Public Management from the University of Murcia in Spain. She has a deep interest in masculinity and violence against women and their socio-economic and political causes and consequences. She focused her master’s dissertation on the evaluation of the design and evaluation of governmental and CSOs batterer’s intervention programmes in Mexico City. During her postgraduate studies, she acquired qualitative research skills on a series of desk-based and fieldwork assignments.

She is a native Spanish and, enjoys sunny days, good food and family time. She is a novice rock climber and passionate city explorer.