Nicola Pulman is the Project Manager for The Phoenix Project, Cardiff University, a 9-year collaborative partnership project between University of Namibia and Cardiff University. Nicola has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Energy Systems and the Environment and a BSc. Honours Degree in Environmental Studies.
Having worked and lived in Africa for two decades as a Project and Programme Manager, Nicola has experience of managing complex multifaceted projects and programmes in sub-Saharan Africa and UK, including:
- Education programmes
- Capacity strengthening
- Project and programme management
- Project design and planning
- Resource management
- Risk and issue management
- Stakeholder management
- Community engagement
- International Sustainable development
- Sustainable livelihoods
- Wildlife reserve management
- Wildlife conservation
Her interests in international development work stem from her work in Ghana where she lived for 2 years, coordinating a conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conserving endangered areas of community forest. Nicola continued her work in Africa working on a variety of projects for an international NGO in East and West Africa including 4 years working and residing in Nigeria, as the Deputy Director to a UK-based conservation NGO, working with forest communities on sustainable livelihoods and community development projects.
In the UK, Nicola managed a Wales-wide community development programme and she has also worked closely with UK Government to bring about positive changes, as a Campaigns Manager and as a Countryside Development Manager.
In her role at Cardiff University, Nicola combines her project management in Africa experience with her work with community engagement to manage The Phoenix Project.