Kaviya Selvamanickam
Outreach & Engagement Officer

Kaviya Selvamanickam

I joined Renaisi in February 2020 and I work on two programmes: RISE (Refugees Into Sustainable Employment) and Inspiring Families. My job as an Outreach and Engagement Officer involves increasing partnership development links and contacting referrals to get customers registered on our programmes. The goal is to improve community integration aspects for refugees and other vulnerable communities in London.

My experience and skills

I have a BSc in International Environmental Science and a MSc in International Development and Environmental Change. I have experience of working in multi-agency partnerships and local communities both in England and in the Global South. I conducted a 2-month research project in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador for my master’s dissertation which was focused on livelihood & food security, sustainability, and climate change.

My interests

In my spare time, I advocate for issues close to my heart which includes climate change and animal welfare, refugee rights and equality for people of colour. I enjoy hiking, running, and reading books (currently reading Sapiens – a brief history of humankind).