Nathaniel Peat - GJDC Representative UK South

My name is Nathaniel Peat and I have recently been re-elected to the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council to be a representative for the South United Kingdom and advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica.

The responsibilities of my position include the conceptualization and recommendation of support systems and administrative initiatives to enhance collaboration between Jamaicans at home and those living overseas. In that regard, engagement with the Jamaican Diaspora remains an essential priority of the Government of Jamaica and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.  

The conception of the GJDC arose out of the great need to strengthen the mechanisms responsible for enhancing Diaspora engagement and expand the reach and participation of members of the Diaspora globally. The further need was to align the goals, pillars and focus areas outlined in the National Diaspora Policy with the role. Within my aims for the diaspora community here in the UK I will be strategically looking at ways to execute critical aspects of the National Diaspora Policy and Vision 2030 Goals for Jamaica, I am seeking to connect with  industry sector experts to connect with, community leaders, faith leaders, diaspora association presidents and other such groups accross the South that will help to assist with the policy goals listed below:

Goal 1 : Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential.
Goal 2: The Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just.
Goal 3: Jamaicas economy is prosperous.

Goal 4: Jamaica has a healthy environment.

Jamaicans In the UK 

In the United Kingdom, we are proud Ambassadors of Jamaica. When you consider that our forerunners arrived at Tilbury docks via the Empire Windrush on 21 June 1948, we have made a tremendous impact on modern Britain over the last 75 years.

These brave men and women built a foundation for us the younger generation to continue to build our adopted country but never forgetting our roots and homeland Jamaica. It is through them that we learnt to be advocates for change for the whole of society. This, I add, is the influence of our homeland Jamaica. We are a resilient people with a never say die attitude.

In order to achieve these targets it is our collective responsibility and I am calling on the entire diaspora community, industry experts, leaders and community members to connect with me as I will be mapping out events, online discussions, seminars and providing forums to communicate. I am sure that you will agree with me that our beloved Jamaica evokes a range of emotions when you consider the warmth of the climate, the sumptuous cuisine, pulsating reggae beats and the influence of our people the world.  

The Windrush 75th year represents a new birth for us as Jamaica considers its future potentially as a republic. It presents, a new opportunity for the Diaspora to re-engage and re-ignite their passion for our beautiful island. We have to keep striving, we have to keep building, we have to keep sharing and maintaining our excellent level

 Let’s not be limited let’s aim for the best and shoot onward towards a bright future. If you are interested in becoming part of this movement please register using this contact form below.



Prospectus_10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference_Mar2024_0_ (1).pdf

Conversations with Nathaniel Peat - May edition The Diaspora Policy Broken Down.

Conversations with Nathaniel Peat June edition - The Strategies of the UK Diaspora Council Representatives

If you are a member of the Jamaican Diaspora in the South and Would like to get involved please register your Interest using the form below.

If you belong to any of the following sectors I will be interested in connecting with you.

  • Education
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • The Arts, Sports and Culture
  • Citizen Security
  • Development Expertise
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Commerce

The South Region is classified as :

  • London
  • South East
  • South West
  • Wales
  • Isle of Wight
  • Bailiwick of Jersey
  • Guernsey and Sark, Isles of Scilly


Terms of Reference and Operational Modalities 13 March 2020 Clean version.pdf