Freelance communications consultant
20 years of development communications experience in the following areas: press work, publications, advocacy, campaigning, training, research, project evaluations, documentation, capacity building, education. Skilled at interviewing, analysis, imaginative use of information for various audiences to create impact.
Worked with human rights organisation and with aid agencies. Experience of working on Asian, African and Latin American issues but all field experience focused on East Africa.
Specialism in communications but good general knowledge of agriculture, forestry, human rights, health nutrition, environment, shelter. In-depth knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. More long term development experience than disaster and emergency experinece.
Worked freelance since 2000. Work has been based UK with extended periods of travel to the field in East Africa.
Interested particularly in water, sanitation, hygiene promotion. Also increasing interest in shelter for transition camps after emergency or conflict and all related infrastructure - water, sanitation, also regarding sustainable cooking and heating methodologies, biogas, solar etc. Growing interest in structures as housing.