UNITED KINGDOM NORTH
Dr Kevin Brown
Dr Kevin Brown, PhD, MEng(Hons), AMIMechE
A Jamaican by birth, I have lived in North England and the Midlands for 22 years. I have been involved in the UK Diaspora movement for 16 years as a leader and community organiser.
I am seeking your support to be re-elected as your UK North Representative on the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council.
In my first term serving you on the Council, I led the Partnerships Working Group and worked with a range of stakeholders to raise the socio-economic and political concerns of the Jamaican communities in the UK.
I supported wellbeing care initiatives for Jamaican elders during COVID.
I campaigned for justice for victims of the UK Windrush immigration scandal.
I advocated for a global online platform to enable effective diaspora engagement.
I led the development of a Birthright project to connect young people in the UK with their Jamaican heritage.
I am committed to advocating for:
improving ease of doing business in Jamaica and access to Government services.
engagement with the diaspora for national development
full implementation of the National Diaspora Policy
creation of a Diaspora Executive Agency
removal of duty on cars imported to Jamaica by returnees.
Your vote means I can continue working for you!
Shermara Fletcher is a dynamic millennial leader which notably saw her read before the world in front of 4.1 billion people for the late Queen Elizabeth 11’s funeral on the 19th of September 2022. Shermara is also the Youngest ever appointed Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-cultural Relations at Churches Together in England. She is also a WFWP UN recognised ambassador of world peace, the Patron of the London Refugee Fund and Sir Halley Stuart Trust Trustee.
Shermara has featured on many broadcasts including BBC world News, CNN, Talk TV, TBN UK, The God Channel, is a writer and has contributed chapters to several books, most recently in Young Woke and Christian edited by Victoria Turner and Coming Home: Christian perspectives on housing by Graham Tomlin.
In recognition of her work, Shermara was invited to the Prime Minister’s 2022 faith leaders’ reception, was awarded the 2022 universal peace award and was the recipient of the MAB International 2022 Young leader of the Year award. Shermara also received the 2020 Exceptional Young Woman award from The Wise Women Awards, and the 2019 community recognised project award by the Queen’s London Lord Lieutenant for her contribution to the homelessness sector.
Shermara has a passion for social integration, minority communities and developing young people. Her embodied example, influence and leadership has seen her help many young people into prominent positions of authority and influence in the faith and political sector.