Meet Samantha Temara: implementing infrastructure projects that economically empower women in PNG

We’re introducing some of the amazing individuals who advance Tetra Tech’s mission to support thriving people, thriving communities and a thriving planet.

Samantha is an Infrastructure Project Manager with The Incentive Fund Phase 4 (IFP4), a PNG-Australia Partnership initiative managed by Tetra Tech on behalf of the Australian Government. IFP4 provides high-performing organisations with grants to improve service delivery and/or provide economic opportunities for the people of PNG.

“I get to work closely with the infrastructure end users, and we work together from the beginning of the project to the end. I get to see the direct impacts on their lives, which gives me deep satisfaction.”

Prior to this, Samantha spent over ten years working in Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Contract Administration roles. Her construction and infrastructure career began in 2012 upon graduating from Papua New Guinea University of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Civil Engineering.

The Incentive Fund is now in its fourth phase and has become a widely recognised and valued component of Australia’s aid program in PNG. One of it’s three key outcomes is for 80% of awarded grants to support the empowerment of women and girls.

Shifting mindsets and advancing economic empowerment

Samantha says that the most rewarding aspect of her work is implementing projects that help empower women economically, both as farmers and vendors.

“I think that type of project helps to shift mindsets in the communities about women making money and contributing significantly in their families as well as our communities.”

Read more about Incentive Fund Phase 4 here


Infrastructure Project Manager, Incentive Fund Phase 4 – Tetra Tech International Development

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