Advisory Boards


The mandate of the DRC DP Advisory Boards is to:

In relation to the Diaspora Programme:

  • Provide input and advice on overall issues relating to the DRC Diaspora Programme
  • Ensure transparency towards the Danish diaspora in regard to programme-related matters

And specifically in relation to the Diaspora Project Support of the Diaspora Programme (DiPS)

  • Discuss and provide recommendations for adjustment of granting criteria and guidelines 
  • Review and provide recommendations on project proposals submitted to DiPS for funding, in accordance with DiPS application and administrative guidelines

There are two ABs to the Diaspora Programme; one for Afghanistan and one for Somalia. Each board consists of seven members. AB members are elected for a period of one calendar year (January, 1 to December, 31) and may be re-elected. Elections for the boards take place at the Annual Grand Meetings (November).

You are welcome to contact Advisory Board members. Please do so by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

The document containing the mandate and procedures for the ABs may be downloaded here.


Advisory Boards 2018

The 2018 Afghan and Somali Advisory Boards were elected at the Annual Grand Meeting on November 4, 2017.


  Afghanistan: Somalia:


Abdul Hadi Belawal 
Sohrab Habib Jan
Omar Neek Mohammad
Shoukat Naeimi
Mohammad Naseem Popal
Sayed Abaseen Sadat
Anisa Hosai Zadran
Ahmed Dualeh
Abdirizak Ahmed Farah
Amina K. Jibrel
Abdinasir Jama Mohamed
Ahmed Nur Osman
Deeqa Said
Fatima Sheekh

 *As of 2018, there will no longer be five members and two substitute members, but rather seven members.

 Afghan AB 2018Somali AB 2018