Attendees and apologies
- Tuoyo Ayiku, Head, Heart of Africa charity and manager, Heart in the Community Café
- Ndaye-Lisa Badji, Head of Advocacy and Partnerships, Intercultural Youth Scotland
- Jatin Haria, Executive Director, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
- Professor Ima Jackson, Co-Chair, Professor of Community Engagement in Research, Social Policy and Infrastructure Development, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Monica Lee-McPherson, Head, Scottish Highlands and Islands and Moray Chinese Association (SHIMCA)
- Micheal Matovu, Co-Founder of Radiant and Brighter
- Kate Miguda, Professor Ima Jackson’s Mentee
- Professor Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Mark Wong, Senior Lecturer, Public Policy and Research Methods, Glasgow University
- Talat Yaqoob, Co-Chair, Independent Consultant and Social Researcher across equalities issues
- Dr Addy Adelaine, International Social Worker and expert in action research and inclusive accountability
- Moi Ali, author and expert on communications and marketing
- Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director for London, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
- Dr Gina Netto, Reader, International and Forced Migration, Heriot-Watt University
- Jeff Macdonald, Secretariat
- Frankie McLean, Team Lead, Strategic Team for Anti Racism
Items and actions
Review of accountability report and next steps
- Co-Chairs noted group member feedback has been incorporated into the final accountability report.
- The accountability report will be shared with Scottish Government officials and the Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees early next week.
Community research report
- The research report is completed and will be shared with group members to provide feedback to the community researchers prior to publication.
- Group members raised a query regarding an overspend for the community research work. Co-Chairs will discuss further with Scottish Government.
- Co-Chairs noted their formal thanks to the community researchers for the work they have undertaken.
Next steps to operationalise the Anti-Racism Observatory for Scotland (AROS)
- Co-Chairs provided an update regarding AROS modelling, noting discussions are ongoing.
- The Anti-Racism Interim Governance Group to Develop National Anti-Racism Infrastructure (AIGG) discussed recent feedback received on some options. It was agreed that it would be helpful to look into procurement and ascertain what is feasible.
- Co-chairs noted a feedback event could focus on learning, reflection and expectations of the AROS.
- Co-Chairs will share the community research report with group members for feedback, prior to the research report being formally published
- Co-Chairs to email Scottish Government officials regarding community research overspend
- Co-Chairs to ask Scottish Government officials what specific information can be built into a procurement process
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