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

Vaughan Gething MS | Hub Cymru Africa Podcast | Episode 9 Hub Cymru Africa Podcast

Cath Moulogo is joined by Wahura Kabutha, the Communications Officer at the Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel, a partner organisation of Hub Cymru Africa's. In this episode, Wahura interviews Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy in the Welsh Government and Labour & Co-operative Member of the Senedd for Cardiff South and Penarth. They discuss his upbringing, his work in politics and the skills needed to be a Minister, which were tested to the full during the Covid-19 Pandemic when he became a familiar face and voice in Wales as Minister for Health and Social Services. Vaughan Gething MS Vaughan was born in Zambia and brought up in Dorset. He was educated at Aberystwyth and Cardiff universities.  He has one son with his wife,  Michelle and is a largely retired cricketer who is also  a fan of both rugby and football. Vaughan was a solicitor and former partner at Thompsons. He is a member of the GMB, UNISON and Unite unions, and was the youngest ever President of the Wales TUC. He has previously served as a county councillor, school governor and community service volunteer – supporting and caring for a student with cerebral palsy. Vaughan is also a former president of NUS Wales. Between 1999 and 2001, Vaughan worked as a researcher to former AMs Val Feld and Lorraine Barrett and between 2001 and 2003, was the chair of Right to Vote – a cross-party project to encourage greater participation from black minority ethnic communities in Welsh public life. He is also a current member of the Co-operative Party. Vaughan has held the following roles in government, before taking up his current role as Minister for the Economy in May 2021: Cabinet Secretary/Minister for Health and Social Services May 2016 to May 2021 Deputy Minister for Health September 2014 to May 2016 Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty June 2013 to September 2014   Wahura Kabutha Wahura is a PhD  researcher at Cardiff university specialising in consumer behaviour and digital marketing. She has experience in an array of industries such as entertainment, charities and sales. She is passionate about empowering minority communities. Wahura manages the communication channels for Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel and maximises the visibility of campaigns and projects. Her hobbies include travelling, meditating and creating content.   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. Hub Cymru Africa: Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel: SSAP Youth Leadership Network:
  1. Vaughan Gething MS | Hub Cymru Africa Podcast | Episode 9
  2. Reframing the Narrative | Hub Cymru Africa Podcast | Episode 8
  3. SSAP Youth Leadership Network | Solidari-Tea Podcast | Episode 7
  4. Fair Trade Wales | Solidari-Tea Podcast | Episode 6
  5. Wales — A Caring Nation? | Solidari-Tea Podcast | Episode 5

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