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Who we are - The structure of BEN &
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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 Director 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
BEN UK Office. Wales
Judy Ling Wong. Director

Project Management and Direction

Strategic Development

Influencing Policy Consultations

Partnership and Project Development

BEN UK Office. Wales

Pam Green. Administrator

Bought in external services

Central Administrative Services

Publications and Resources

Advice and Information 

BEN Network

Ethnic Minorities Award Scheme (EMAS)

BEN Website



 Ethnic Communities Capacity Building Development Project
James Friel, Birmingham
Tofojul Islam, Birmingham
Saleem Oppal, Manchester



 Ethnic Environmental
Participation Project

Mike Cherry



Heritage, Education and Access Project
Taja Sidhu, Development Worker

We are also working to develop a basis for a project in Northern Ireland to enable organisations working in sustainable development to reach out and work effectively with ethnic communities.

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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