Hub Cymru Africa

I’ve been working with Hub Cymru Africa to launch their own podcast, while developing the team’s planning and production skills. The project has included advice, training, technical support and audio editing.

The brief

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales and Africa Health Links Network, the Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales.

The organisation was looking for support to launch a podcast in the short term, while developing the team’s own podcasting skills for future projects.

The challenge was to strike the right balance between advice, training and support, to meet current and future needs.

The solution

I worked with the team to develop a package of services in response to the brief. This included:

  • A staff workshop, ‘introduction to podcasting’ training, and exercises to create a shared vision for their podcast
  • A report setting out a recommended approach, including objectives, timeline, staff roles and resources needed
  • Practical training for staff on how to plan, script, setup and record a podcast, and how to work with an editor to put the episode together.
  • Support for staff to help set up equipment
  • Advice on planning, co-ordination of recording, and providing audio editing for the first episode

The result

The team has now developed the skills and resources to plan and produce podcasts, with support from an audio editor. Hub Cymru Africa has set up its podcast on the Podbean platform.

Update May 2022: I have provided HCA with audio editing for the first 3 episodes of their podcast – have a listen below!


“Richard gave us team training on how to develop our podcast concept, followed by one to one support on creating and producing the podcasts. His knowledge and creativity is excellent, but his personal approach and hands on support is what has really made the difference for us; making the process as stress free and seamless as possible. Giving us a product we are really happy with.”

Cath Moulogo – Hub Cymru Africa

Fair Trade Wales | Solidari-tea | Episode 6 Hub Cymru Africa Podcast

Claire O'Shea, Head of Partnership at Hub Cymru Africa, is joined by Aileen Burmeister, Head of Fair Trade Wales, to discuss the importance of Fairtrade amidst a changing climate and a cost of living crisis. Hub Cymru Africa recently commissioned YouGov and the Development Engagement Lab to conduct research into levels of engagement in Wales with global solidarity. It found that 34% of people in Wales (3% higher than in the rest of Great Britain) have purchased or boycotted goods within the last 12 months based on the product or company’s engagement with global poverty. This is part of the Hub Cymru Africa podcast series that are being recorded with support from the Welsh Government and the FCDO Small Charities Challenge Fund. More info: Full research: Fair Trade Wales:
  1. Fair Trade Wales | Solidari-tea | Episode 6
  2. Wales — A Caring Nation? | Solidari-Tea | Episode 5
  3. Positionality | Power and Privilege Podcast | Episode 4
  4. Women in Wales and Africa | Hub Cymru Africa Podcast | Episode 3
  5. Fundraising | Springboard Podcast | Episode 2

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