NCP Regional Forums - Cork, Limerick, & Dublin
A vital goal for NCP is to create a network which speaks and is heard as the most authentic voice of ethnic minority led groups in Ireland. This can only work if NCP has clear, representative and functioning structures; is properly resourced and appropriately skilled.
In February 2008, member regional forums were established in Dublin, Cork & Limerick. They provide a valuable space for members to exchange information, discuss common concerns and learn from one another.
The NCP Limerick Regional Forum with 36 member groups - convened 11 times in 2008. The Forum elected Chinedu Orji as Chairman; Maria Plamada as Secretary and Dieudonne Bedel & Fausat Rafiu as Public Relations Officers. Inese Unda and Louis Nkumbe Mbong Ewane represent the NCP Limerick Regional Forum on the NCP Board of Directors.
The Cork Regional Forum with 20 member groups - held 10 meetings throughout 2008 - Ben Uzoma and John Ashru represent their interests on the NCP Board of Directors.
The Dublin Regional Forum has a membership of 48 member groups and convened 6 times throughout 2008. In addition to the Forum, Dublin Coordinator Reginald Okoflex Inya also initiated a consultation process with coordinating bodies1 to exchange information and collaborate on areas of common interest. The Committee met four times in 2008.