North West Migrants Forum

Who we are

With over 50 volunteers and six full-time staff, the NWMF is the leading anti-racism charity in the North West. Established in 2012, the Forum is a medium-size, high-impact organisation deploying complementary expertise and methodologies. The organisation brings proven expertise in grassroots campaigning as well as broader lived experience, rooted in being an umbrella forum led by the community’s needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to change lives and transform the narratives around black and minoritised communities through tackling prejudice and stereotypes, normalising access to services and promoting respect, fairness, equality and success.

What we do

We offer support and advice through a variety of means including running funded events and projects that will educate participants, from BAME and traditional communities, and encourage them to challenge negative perceptions and policies that affect them while also gaining skills and confidence to make change happen. 



We also offer advice in the areas of health services, legal, practical support,
social and educational integration, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination and much more.  

Meet Our Team

Lilian Seenoi Barr

North West Migrants Foum
Director of Programmes

North West Migrant Forum Team

Evangelia Kasmetli

North West Migrants Forum
Administrative Finance Officer

Aynaz Zarifmahmoudi

North West Migrants Forum
Community Liaison Officer

Hannah Davies

Policy & Strategic Planning Advisor

North West Migrants Forum

Naomi Green

Programmes Manager

Ibrahim Dandousha Board Member

Ibrahim Dandousha

Board Member


Dr Philip McDermott

Policy & Strategic Planning Advisor

Beverly Simpson Board Member

Beverly Simpson

Policy & Strategic Planning Advisor

Mike Waldron

Policy & Strategic Planning Advisor

Idris Mahammoud NWMF Board Member

Idris Mohammed

Board Member

Marija Stuke


Irina Chernichenko


Al Al-Baweb

Community Integration and Welfare Officer

Kristina Kozak

Board Member

Monadel Bazzara

Board Member

Conor Sharkey

Media and Communications Officer

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