Jasber Singh

Jasber has several years of experience designing, delivering and evaluating community engagement projects on social and environmental justice at the local, national and international level. He is a senior research fellow in participatory practice at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University.

Before joining academia, Jasber worked with several NGOs.  He was the hate crime coordinator for a small charity in south London, where he used civil, legal, and restorative justice approaches to provide solidarity and support to people who experienced racist harassment and violence. He has also initiated actions against far-right activities, developed participatory action research with Black Minority and Ethnic communities, and challenged the hostile environment that migrants face.

In south India, working alongside two NGOs, he documented how racism undermined the food, gender and land rights. He advocated for change at the local level and with policy makers working with the supreme court of India. 

He also founded the first multi-ethnic youth group in Lancaster and developed innovative youth work in two marginal estates in the area. He has also facilitated youth participatory projects with forced migrants living in London and Birmingham.