The Jamaican Diaspora UK (JDUK) aims to promote and protect the interests of Jamaica and Jamaicans (see Membership description of who qualifies to be a Jamaican) and to contribute to the country’s development. The JDUK is a partnership of Jamaicans working together to facilitate reciprocal support between Jamaica (i.e. people, government and organisations) and Jamaicans in the UK.
The JDUK’s organisational structure is delivered through a Board and Regional framework to ensure it is able to effectively meet its aims and objectives. There are six regions in the UK as listed below.
|London & the South
And surrounding areas
Oxford and surrounding areas
Southampton and surrounding areas.
Each area has two (2) elected Regional Co-ordinators who facilitates various Interests Groups in their regions. The Regional Co-ordinators also sit on the National JDUK Management Board; which of formed of other elected officers such as (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretaries etc.) who governs the organisation on behalf of Jamaicans in the UK.
Membership to the JDUK runs for a period of 12 months (March – March), renewable on an annual basis at the AGM Membership is open to any person who qualifies to be a Jamaican by virtue of birth, descent, marriage, registration, naturalization and adoption. NB: Proof of Jamaican heritage may be required (e.g. Jamaican birth certificate, passport etc.
Annual Membership Fees:
- Students and Senior citizens – £10 (note copy of photo ID may be required)
- Adults 18 & over £10
Payment options: You man chose to use any of the following – Cheque/Cash/Bank Transfer
Please note: any information you provide to the JDUK will be held confidential and your name and personal details will not be published or passed on to any third party whatsoever. For administrative purposes, your information will be held on a computer and in paper form.
Benefits of becoming a member:
- An opportunity to network with others who share a passion for Jamaica’s development
- Opportunity to take part in meetings, seminars and receptions
- Reduced conference fees
- Opportunity to vote for officers at elections
- Contributing to Jamaica’s development through a comprehensive and co-ordinated programme
- Updates on community events
How to become a member: Please complete the membership form and return with the relevant membership fees and a copy of your ID (of being a student and or senior citizen)