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The lost branch of a family tree | Pembe Mentesh | TEDxNicosia
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Added Sep 26, 2016
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Pembe Mentesh is a communications expert with over 20 years of experience in media, public affairs, campaigning, and project management. She has worked on a variety of peacebuilding initiatives with a focus on media, gender, youth and communications through her work with UNDP in Cyprus with additional short-term posts in New York and Amman. Her previous work in Australia involved work with local and state government institutions for education and indigenous communities. As a campaigner and supporter of women’s rights Pembe is also an active contributor to gender initiatives in Cyprus and globally through her involvement with local and international NGOs.

What happens when your family tree expands, thanks to personal investigation prompted by an old photo?

Pembe Mentesh was born in Sydney, Australia to Turkish Cypriot parents who migrated to Australia in the early 70s. Her connection to Cyprus & extended family began from a very young age through her mother’s colouful stories about her own childhood. She is a communications expert with over 20 years of experience in media, public affairs, campaigning, and project management. She moved to Cyprus in 2006 with a plan to stay for “a couple of years” but now after 10 years, a husband and two children she notes that “it looks like I may be staying for a lot longer!”
Pembe has worked on a variety of peacebuilding initiatives with a focus on media, gender, youth and communications through her work with UNDP in Cyprus with additional short-term posts in New York and Amman. Her previous work in Australia involved work with local and state government institutions for education and indigenous communities. A campaigner & supporter of women’s rights and an active contributor to gender initiatives.

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