Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

About Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Based In: Australia
  • Markets Active: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Sector: Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Education, Employability, Energy, Health, Livelihood and poverty alleviation, Water and sanitation and hygiene
  • Beneficiaries: People in poverty, Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Debt, Equity, Grant

DFAT is increasingly working with private sector on social and economic development challenges and supporting catalytic and innovative solutions that see economies in our region grow and jobs created that will lift people out of poverty. DFAT’s support to venture capital, impact investing, development financing and social investment more broadly, is focused on maximising social impacts, particularly for women and girls, agriculture, fisheries and water, health and education, trade facilitation and infrastructure.


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) team members on AVPN Connector
  • Fabia Shah

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Jayne Harries

    Policy OfficerAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Kristy Graham

    Kristy Graham

    Private Sector Development and InnovationDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Matt Steine

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Priya Powell

    Priya Powell

    Director, Development Finance SectionAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Purdie Bowden

    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Sarah Pearson

    Sarah Pearson

    Chief Innovation Officer, InnovationXchangeAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Stephanie Kimber

    Stephanie Kimber

    Entrepreneur LeadAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Trisha Gray

    Trisha Gray

    Assistant Director of the Gender Technical SectionAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

  • Vladimir Betov

    Vladimir Betov

    Policy OfficerAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)