Profile Summary: Over 8 years experience spanning five continents, with a background in International Development, Project Planning and Management. Widely travelled and worked in 7 countries on Local Economic Development, Food Security, Urban Planning, Housing, Community Resilience, Permaculture, Social Justice, Youth issues and Poverty Eradication.
Principal Sectors: Community Development; Sustainable Livelihood Development; diversification strategies, pro-poor business, especially in indigenous natural plant/ craft products; ethical supply chains.
Principal Skills: Program Design and Management; program administration; local organizational capacity building; research; monitoring and evaluation; ethical auditing and community-based analysis.
Urban & Regional Environmental Planning: 8 years experience in environmental planning program delivery and creation. Managed six organic, permaculture farms in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, with a total land area of 20 hectares in accordance with the Transition Movement (www.transitionnetwork.org) principles.
Community Outreach and Organization: Advocates innovative ways to build community resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change, in partnership with local governments, community leaders and businesses.
Research and Policy: Analytical skills gained by broad academic and professional research experience. Adept at handling, interpreting and drawing conclusions from high volumes of data.
Photography & Communications: Photographer for events and travel. Creating and managing social media strategies for a variety of different websites and blogs. Experience with writing and editing articles and photographs.
Support Work: Experience as support worker with youth groups in New York City and Cardiff, Wales. Youth Support Manager for Transition Philippines ‘Children’s Transition: Recycling, Gardening, Art Projects for school kids in Metro-Manila and Nueva Ecija Philippines.