Lizzy Kuoth

Leader, Adviser, Multicultural, Refugee Experience, Inclusion, Community & Youth Engagement

Location: Australia

I have been involved in the community sector over ten years and I offer invaluable insight into bridging the gap between good business and resilient communities. In the last 4 years alone, as a Community Member of the Inner South East Metropolitan Partnership, I was involved in engaging the wider community and multicultural organisations to identify important social, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities to be put forward as advice to the Victorian State Government. I played an integral role in ensuring young people’s voices were heard and have facilitated opportunities for their perspectives to be captured across all Metropolitan Partnerships.

I have been working as Inclusion and Capability Officer at the Level Crossings Removal project (LXRP) for the past 3 years. During this time, I have been providing incredible value to the sector by coordinating and delivering an inclusion capability program with industry and community peak partners, including providing them with resource guides, recommendations for training providers, delivering events and awareness raising activities and materials. I also coordinated the Women in Transport (WiT) mentoring program. These are typically projects lasting anywhere from weeks to 6 months. I am proud that the mentoring program grew in numbers and attracted participants from across transport and rail, both private businesses and government and with high engagement rate.

Prior to working at LXRP, I worked with the City of Greater Dandenong council on a casual basis facilitating community engagement activities for young people and their families. In addition to this, I worked at St Francis Xavier Collage, delivering, and implementing programs and events to build cultural awareness and drive social cohesion with families and the school. I have an Advanced Diploma of Justice and I am currently completing Bachelor of Business and Economics part time. I hold various professional certifications including the Women’s Board Leadership Program, Prevention of Violence Against Women in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.