The Jamaica Wales Alliance
How the Jamaica Wales Alliance got started ......
The Jamaica Welsh Alliance was created when a small delegation from Wales was invited to Jamaica by Jamaican poet, Yasus Afari, in September 2016 to explore the creation of sustainable links between the two countries. Yasus Afari has visited Wales many times to help develop and support Black History Month activities.He has performed with Richard Douglass Pennant, who is also a poet.
Yasus Afari arranged meetings with the Jamaican Commission for Cultural Development and the Institute of Jamaica which got the delegation's programme off to a flying start and the week of visits, poetry events and consultation ended in a Reception hosted at the British High Commission in Kingston.
Jonathan Greenland has agreed to facilitate the development of the Jamaican Wales Alliance. Jonathan is Welsh (from Penarth) and is now living in Jamaica, working as the Director of the Museum of Jamaica. Liz Millman, CEO of Learning Links International, will manage the first steps to support the set up of links.