I have extensive knowledge of the International Development sector in Cambodia, where I worked for three years on a number of projects relating to health and education reform, environmental protection and wildlife conservation. I have conducted research to guide Southeast Asia’s leading institutional donors and policy actors in the field of Nature Conservation and Livelihood Intervention and implemented an international advocacy campaign to address health and education issues surrounding speech therapy needs in Cambodia. My background is in fundraising and stakeholder engagement and I have coordinated a number of fundraising events in the UK to support disability rights and HIV and AIDS Awareness.
I am currently the Policy Officer for BBC Media Action, an international development charity that promotes the vital role of media development and inclusive public service broadcasting in promoting social cohesion, good governance, resilience and improved public health in the world’s most fragile states. I am responsible for engaging stakeholders, donors, practitioners, think tanks, NGOs and boundary partners and encouraging the wider development community to incorporate BBC Media Action’s research findings and learning work from across Africa, Asia and the Middle East into their existing policies. I work across the organisation to consolidate the research and learning outputs of a five-year DFID-funded Global Development Grant, collaborating closely with staff at all levels including Directors and Senior Advisors to coordinate events, conferences, panel discussions and media opportunities to communicate our policies to a wide range of target audiences. I play a key role in forming clear and resonant key messages around BBC Media Action’s policies in Public Health, Governance and Humanitarian Aid and in coordinating high-level events in London, New York and Washington DC.