Why was the civic solution partnership formed?
At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, we realised that the British African Diaspora was completely unrepresented institutionally when one of our colleagues, who was consulting at the initial COBRA meeting informed us that every ethnic group had their national representation councils at the table except African/Caribbean's
Dean Okai Snr - ADPAC CIC Founder
ADPAC CIC Civic Solution Partnership
The African Diaspora Public Affairs Committee CIC (ADPAC) is the national umbrella for the socio-economic interests of the British African origin population. We are a civic and social organisation that works on behalf of our members and wider diaspora, with central government, local authority, British institutions and our national network of African origin lead delivery partners.
At the beginning of the Covid pandemic we realised that the British African Diaspora was completely unrepresented institutionally when one of our member colleagues, who was consulting at the initial COBRA meeting informed us that every ethnic group had their national representation councils at the table except the African/Caribbean population.
This told us that it was time to evolve our think tank into an institution with robust infrastructure to connect the wealth of national talent that we had amassed over the course of four years. This culminated in a number of Zoom meetings with personnel who would go on to become our national leadership and policy directors. Our role is to create policy by public consultation, recognising and providing solutions to solve real world problems.
We designed the civic solution partnership model to locally coordinate culturally competent delivery partners across a number of sectors by working in partnership with local authorities to serve the African-African/Caribbean and mixed African origin population. Our desire is to create structural inclusion by providing well coordinated quality services for our population to circumvent the effects of structural racism.
From our three year national mapping exercise, we’ve recognised four initial areas for robust delivery and aggregated delivery partners to turn our policy into practice. These initiatives include, the Schools to Industry Pipeline, Community Forums, Manage Leadership program and distance learning via our Distance Learning Platform. By collaborating with local authorities we intend to acquire contracts to deliver these culturally competent required services to those in need.
ADPAC CIC is seeking local authority and public sector partnerships to better serve the British African Diaspora to specifically circumvent the effects of structural racism but moreover to improve our socio-economic mobility by providing effective policy that enables our population to improve our personal circumstances and quality of life.