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Kara Brown CV

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Kara Brown

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Law Graduate.
Kara Brown
Media & Communications Enthusiast.
Social Media Specialist.
SQA Highers achieved: AAAAB
Craigmount High School
My hometown
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.'

- Dr. Seuss
My school
Edinburgh, Scotland
Unprofessional dancer.
Music lover.
Enjoys photography (I took this one.)
Left home aged seventeen to spend 12 months teaching conversational English in rural China.
Try clicking the pictures
Taught classes of 80 middle school students.
Learned Mandarin Chinese.
Became passionate about human rights.
of Glasgow
Kara Brown LLB (Hons)
Specialised in Human Rights Law,
Moral Philosophy and International Law.
My Law School
Speaks French, Mandarin, Hindi.
Researched human trafficking.
Dissertation on child abuse and human rights.
For more info:
Worked here too
October 2010 - May 2011
as a Fundraising Assistant.
Joined Glasgow University Development & Alumni Office
Raised money for various different charitable causes.
Administrative duties too.
Initiated new long term fundraising strategy for Document Festival.
My handiwork
Joined the team at
as a Fundraising Volunteer
May - October 2010
Document Film Festival
Fell in love with social media.
June 2011
Moved to India in July 2011 to begin
Media and Communications Internship
with women's rights NGO Centre for Social Research (CSR), New Delhi.
Created and updated presentations.
Co-produced CSR newsletters and Annual Report 2011.
Travelled to Africa in January 2012 to

with development NGO International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Used social interactive media approaches, tools and strategies to help ILRI document and communicate its research and development activities.

Wrote content for ILRI blogs on agricultural development, Ethiopian culture and knowledge management cycle.

Documented meetings and workshops via Wikispaces, Flickr, Slideshare and Wordpress.

Trained and supported ILRI staff in the use of social media tools to communicate their research activities and results.

Interviewed project staff and partners, and edited footage for use online.

Explored Google Analytics and other applications to design a new quarterly ILRI social media statistics report.
Moved to ILRI Delhi Office in April 2012.
Created brochures for each ILRI project in Asia.
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home. So close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person..."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Spokesperson for Document Festival at local and national events including Refugee Week 2010 and Oxfam’s ‘Auchterarder Audit: Gleneagles G8 Five Years On’.
Guest Liasion; welcoming film makers, guest speakers and panelists to Document 8.
My role
Designed and distributed fundraising materials.
Compiled detailed fundraising database.
July -December 2011
January - March 2012
'Matchless is the soil of Hindustan'
- Bahadur Shah Zafar
Managed CSR social media: Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Developed new, creative content for the CSR website.

Assisted CSR Director Ranjana Kumari with research and content for national and international publications and public appearances.

Compiled specific information products for target audiences, including press releases and a digital media kit.

Created a comprehensive mailing list database for the organisation.

Assisted with fundraising proposals, concept notes and meetings.

Worked on production of the film, "Second Wind" with Q Audio | Visual Media (following the stories of three domestic violence survivors in Delhi)

Welcomed esteemed international guests and donors to CSR events.
Researched and wrote about human rights and gender issues across India.
My role
Knowledge Management and Information Services
Co-wrote and researched
a guide on social media and climate change adaptation
, published and distributed across Africa in 2012.
Photo documentation in the field.
I really enjoy doing this.

Social media management: wrote content for ILRI blogs and website, updated Slideshare, Flickr, Podomatic, Wikis etc.

Documented meetings and workshops, using social media.

Created knowledge-sharing space for the ILRI South Asia offices and documented events and activities via this new collaborative platform.

Trained and supported ILRI Asia staff to use ILRI communications strategy, branding, social media and photography more frequently and effectively.

Worked directly with Head of ILRI Asia on media-related tasks (e.g. developed content for national/international publications).

Established successful partnership with national magazine Agriculture Today, and wrote/copy-edited for monthly column.

Interviewed Asia project partners and donors for ILRI blogs.
Knowledge Management
and Information Services
April - July 2012
For optimum viewing, click on the 'Fullscreen' option
- Kara
View my final presentation online
Joined GIZ's Centre for Responsible Business as a
Digital and Social Media Consultant
in August 2012 in New Delhi.
August - October 2012
+ initial co-ordination of website creation
+ reviewed and finalised website content
+ initiated website development with coder
+ briefed and interviewed infographic designers
+ reviewed social media strategy for the CRB
+ provided social media solutions for project management
+ documented large partner event via social media
+ co-ordinated meetings with designer
+ participated in development of CRB logo and brand identity with designer and management
+ developed a mission statement & tagline for the organisation
+ designed and piloted internal communications foundations
+ advised on knowledge management
Social Media Management
Digital Media Management
Internal Communications
Brand Identity
Project Communications Management
+ advised on the role of social media in project activities and documentation
+ developed and designed project materials, promotional material and reports
+ strengthened strategy for project communications
+ copy-edited reports and other project materials
+ visited apparel factories and formed narrative case studies
"Influencing and promoting responsible business practices across the global value chain."
Human Rights
Factory workers
UK Brands
Indian suppliers
Ethical fashion
(6 weeks)
read the full guide here
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