About

Dikoda is a growing network of professionals experienced in public health and applied research. We are driven by the idea that small, good ideas can lead to big change… if applied at the right time in the right place. As a small organisation, we are agile, ready to tackle new problems and ready to bring new ways of thinking to difficult challenges.

Dr Sophie Goudet is the Managing Director of Dikoda Ltd. Sophie is a researcher/technical advisor in nutrition and a visiting fellow in Global Urban Nutrition at Loughborough University, UK. She has over twenty years’ experience working for international agencies in nutrition and health of low-and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa and 12 years of management experience at senior management roles. Sophie holds a PHD (UK), MBA (USA), MSC (France) and has published multiple academic papers.

Dikoda employs high-level researchers and global experts to provide technical and research assistance.

Specifically, the current team members have strong experience and technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Development of public nutrition policies
  • Technical capacity building, especially related to urban interventions with a focus on maternal and child nutrition and food systems interventions.
  •  Design and implementation of large-scale nutrition research
  • Public health surveillance and research, globally and in the selected countries
  • Technical assistance for urban nutrition research and programme implementation with extensive experience in multi-stakeholder and multi countries engagement
  •  Tools and guidance development, capacity building and mentoring of professional staff
  • Analytical, writing, communication and facilitation skills

Most of our team are women and we give preferred opportunities to women junior researchers.

We are currently working with research teams and partners in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Pakistan.

Equitable Research Partnerships at Dikoda

At Dikoda, we believe in equitable research partnerships and we strongly oppose double standards in research. We have therefore adopted the Trust Code, a Global Code of Conductfor Equitable Research Partnerships.

At Dikoda, we believe in equitable research partnerships and we strongly oppose double standards in research. We have therefore adopted the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings.

Our Team

Trainee Category
Region

Rebecca Brooks

Research assistant

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF, WFP

Dr Mari Manger

Deputy director

Projects: DIKODA, FAO, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP

Kristie Smith

Program manager

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP

Erica Kunkio

Research assistant

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF, WFP

Rowshan Kabir

Researcher

Projects: UNICEF

Chiara Cresta

Research assistant

Projects: DIKODA, FAO, UNICEF, WFP

Caroline Favas

Program expert and researcher

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF, WFP

Elizabeth Whelan

Nutrition consultant

Projects: WFP

Natalia Kakabadze

Expert in Finance and Economics

Projects: UNICEF

Naomi Klaver

Researcher assistant

Projects: UNICEF

Dr Sophie Goudet

Managing director

Projects: DIKODA, FAO, SEQUA, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP

Sonja Read

Nutrition Consultant

Projects: WFP

Megan Stanley

Researcher

Projects: FAO, UNICEF

Michelle Latham

Spatial Analyst and Urban Researcher Consultant

Projects: FAO
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Dr Emily Rousham

Senior researcher consultant

Projects: FAO
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Dr Emma Haycraft

Senior researcher consultant

Projects: FAO

David W. Wambui

Data analyst

Projects: FAO
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Professor Paula Griffiths

Senior researcher consultant

Projects: FAO

Cori Park

Graphic designer

Projects: UNICEF

Dr Carolyn Imelda Auma

Researcher consultant

Projects: FAO

Damith Chandrasenage

Data analyst

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF

R. Danielle Chekaraou

Social and Behavior Change Consultant

Projects: SEQUA

Dr Ursula Truebswasser

Researcher food system

Projects: DIKODA, UNICEF, WFP
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Dr Heather Ohly

Research Fellow & Research Consultant

Projects: UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP

Dr Ana Irache

Researcher

Projects: UNICEF

Viola Lesi

Researcher and learning expert

Projects: SEQUA, UNICEF

Asaeli Naika

National researcher

Projects: UNICEF

Mere Nailatikau

Communications, Research Consultant

Projects: UNICEF

Jeline Marie M. Corpuz

Researcher Consultant

Projects: FAO, WFP

Dina Farhana

Researcher

Projects: FAO, UNICEF, WFP
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Swan Pyae Oo

Urban researcher consultant

Projects: FAO, UNOPS

Rini Astrianif

Researcher Consultant

Projects: FAO, WFP

Join our team!

Here is the type of jobs we often advertise for: public health, nutritionist, food security, food systems, urban planner experts, data analyst, data visualization experts, spatial analysts.

Our customers

Our customers are international and national development actors in Asia and the Pacific, including governments, UN agencies, NGOs and a diverse range of actors in private sector.

Dikoda will seek to support customers with the following key issues:

  • Poor data quality
  • Poor research or M&E design/plan
  • No evidence of impact on nutrition and health outcomes

Our target customers are organisations that want professional experts that can pull together teams quickly and get results within timeframes.

Our geographic coverage

Dikoda Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with a head office in London.  The company is seeking to expand in Asia and the Pacific and setup local offices and team to improve engagement with clients and ensure quality work is adapted to local contexts.

In Asia and the Pacific, we currently aim to:

  • Expand operations in the Pacific Region
  • Establish effective localised teams of experts to support achievement of the company’s mission
  • Continue to innovate in delivery of products and services that can strengthen public health

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