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Carol Smithyes - Communications Officer

I am communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience of designing and delivering strategic and practical applications for communication for development.

My current role as Communications Officer in the Communication and Engagement Unit at IDS is to help create an environment that enables IDS to position itself as a trusted source of expertise on development, to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, and to ensure IDS’s profile reflects its values and approach. Providing strategic corporate communications support and coordinating cross-institutional communications activities are an integral part of this work.

My responsiblities involve marketing, project management, media and PR activities, production of multimedia and other online content, editing, event management, website development, design and production of publications, strategy development and policy engagement.

An exciting initiative to support young African scholars engage their research with policy on youth employment in Africa.

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The revolutionary demand of a global transformation based on joy

01 Dec 2016
By Kemly Camacho Jiménez, Carol Smithyes

Banning alcohol to protect girls? India is missing the mark

12 May 2016
By Pauline Oosterhoff, Carol Smithyes