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MC and structure  


Management Committee and Structure

Area of Contribution

Associated Organisation


Deepak Naik

Equalities, Communities of
faith, Hindu communities

Minorities of Europe



Historic Environment

National Trust



Arts, Culture and

Culture East Midlands


Abdul Ghaffar

Youth Work

Birmingham City Council


Malcolm Riglar




Sue Sheehan

Local Authorities and

Lambeth Council


Kartar Singh

Regeneration, Youth,
Global issues



Steve Evison

Community engagement,
facilitation, outreach

Resources for Change


BEN Management Committee

  • The BEN MC should be BEN Network members active in the of the needs and concerns of black, white and other ethnic groups
  • All BEN MC members should have expertise in relation to enabling ethnic environmental participation in relation to sustainable development
  • The BEN MC should embody a wide range of expertise across fields of concern relating to sustainable development
  • The BEN MC represents the local needs and concerns of the geographical regions served by BEN

BEN Advisers

Beyond the expertise embodied by the BEN MC, BEN has a list of individuals who we can call on in order to have expert advice on other areas of development. The present list range from the expertise of designing grant schemes to working with television.

The BEN Network

The scope of the work of BEN emerges from being in touch with our members on the ground.

The Structure of BEN

BEN is the leader in the field of ethnic environmental participation which it has created. BEN works to create a framework within which full participation by ethnic communities, in sustainable development, can take place. We work to stimulate and support ethnic groups in environmental participation. In parallel we work to enable relevant organisations to reach out and work effectively with ethnic groups. This is achieved through awareness raising, training, research, publications, advice and support.

The organisation's core staff includes the Chief Excutive and the Administrators, working to a UK-wide Management Committee and Advisors representing a wide spectrum of expertise, and in consultation with members of the BEN Network.

Time-limited strategic projects are generated to address ethnic environmental participation. All the project work of BEN is formulated to be strategic. Our positioning is that we believe that the involvement of ethnic groups should be at the heart of mainstream activity, so that all mainstream organisations take up their remit of 'being for everyone' and formulate initiatives which enable them to arrive in that position. We are here to do ourselves out of a job !Volunteers are used as appropriate but in the main projects employ highly qualified professional staff with proven years of experience in this demanding field of work.

Management Committee + BEN Advisors + BEN Network


Chief Executive Officer
Financial Administrator

Project Management and

Network Services
Publication / Website

Strategic Development

Administrative Services

Policy and Partnership
Training and consultancy

Ethnic Minorities
Award Scheme (EMAS)


Development Workers
Local Food Global Food

England wide


Work in Wales is currently on hold

Our work is focused on the UK. However our work has a natural international dimension as ethnic communities in this country are linked through the culture of their country of origin to many parts of the world. The search for identity by ethnic groups necessarily involves them in exploration of inter-cultural relationships. There is also international interest in our work as working across different cultural groups is an urgent issue of our times in many countries.


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