I am the Head of Communications & Engagement at ProMo-Cymru, a social enterprise and charity based in Cardiff but work Wales wide. I lead our Communications and Engagement team in developing and delivering projects and services for our clients. ProMo-Cymru works towards building positive change and lasting relationships between young people, families and communities. We provide innovative and creative solutions through meaningful conversations and digital technology. I am experienced in mentoring and supporting community groups in areas relating with Communication and Engagement.
Why are you drawn to this area of work and/or how have you helped community groups take their first steps to action in the past?
I have been a Renew Wales co-ordinator since 2012 and have worked with over 20+ community groups in Cardiff, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent and the Vale of Glamorgan to come up with creative ideas to combat climate change.
In my host organisation, my work is focused around Communications and Digital Marketing. We support the third and public sectors on many projects to better promote what they do and improve ways they can meaningful engage with their target audiences. A lot of our projects are young people led and focused. I have supported many diverse and interesting environmental projects such as recycling wooden pallets into furniture items, building a sensory garden for children with special needs, creating a video to raise awareness on climate change, working with the scouts on a growing project etc.
What is your vision of your region in 2050?
In 2050, we will be living in a world that chooses the environment over ease. We are experts on how to minimise further damage to our planet and are living life in a way that protects our world. We can get there by empowering people to envision the future they want and have a voice, bringing them together to make a difference and achieve common goals.