All Wales BAME Engagement Programme

What is it?

The All Wales Black Asian Minority Ethnic Engagement Programmes is a Welsh Government funded project which aims to provide a strong voice for race equality in Wales.

Since the commencement of the Black Asian Minority Ethnic Engagement project in 2017, EYST has continued engaging and consulting minority ethnic Networks with diverse representation of minority ethnic individuals by way of regular engagement and awareness sessions on three thematic specialisms. These include Children and Young People, Older People, and Black Asian Minority Ethnic People and Policing.

The BME Engagement project continues working with partners and stakeholders to provide an expert advice on race equality to inform and influence Welsh Government policies and public services to better reflect and respond to the needs of BME communities in Wales. This includes a continued support to providing evidence-based responses to key Welsh Government consultations and consider proposed changes to legislation, including their impact on Minority Ethnic communities.

The programme will also work collaboratively with race equality and ethnic minority community sector, offering support, information, and advice to grassroots Black Asian Minority Ethnic organisations and feeding into Third Sector infrastructure organisations. EYST will continue working with partners to co-deliver Cross Equalities Mentoring Project:  Equal Power, Equal Voice, supporting minority ethnic people to take up public appointments. This forms part of the EYST`s commitment to showcase, unite and amplify voices for racial equality in Wales.  

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What the project offers:

The programme is led by a Programme Manager, working with a team of two Policy Officers and Marketing and Communications Officer who help to collate and disseminate evidence from regional and local project activity, and wider research and consultation related to BME communities in Wales. We work collaboratively with third sector organisations, and key public bodies to discuss and prioritize issues affecting BME people and press for change. We will also deliver bespoke training and awareness sessions on race equality awareness and related topics as required, including monthly engagement meetings on issues affecting BME communities. 

Who We Work With: 

We seek to engage with a wide range of stakeholders involved in race issues across Wales, from individuals to community groups and organisations, as well as mainstream partners from across the public, private and third sectors.


Across Wales

Our Team

Selima Bahadur, All Wales Programme Manager -

Twahida Akbar, Policy Officer -

Gerli Orumaa, Policy Officer -

Judy Li, Marketing and Communications Officer -

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