Our Members are volunteers who are representatives from a variety of ethnic minorities living in DLR. They play a leading role in designing all Forum’s events, projects and initiatives. DLREMI Forum Members meet at least once every six week to discuss the issues that are concerning the ethnic minorities and plan activities of the Forum. They report back to their communities on the outcomes from the meetings.

Membership of the Forum is open anyone – to individuals and representatives of immigrant-led groups and organisations based in the DLR county area and we would encourage anyone interested in promoting inclusion and immigrant integration to get involved.

New Executive Committee (from 2020 to present) 

  • Reji Chacko Jacob – Indian Community Representative, Chairperson

  • Ibrahim Al-Kaddo – British-Iraqi Representative, Vice Chairperson

  • Farai Jeyacheya – Zimbabwe Heritage Trust, Secretary

Committee Members of the Forum

  • Viola Di Bucchianico – Polish community representative

  • Atiaf Hussain – Iraqi community representative

  • Belkacem Belfedhal – Islamic Cultural Centre

  • Dr. Sahira Altaie – Iraqi community representative

  • Pierrot Ngadi – Congolese Anti-Poverty Network

  • Yahya Fetchati – Moroccan Association of Ireland

  • Pooja Tyagi, Indian Community Representative