The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project works with a diverse network of politicians and other leaders seeking to re-imagine a world-class migration system for a successful and integrated Britain. Working across party and sector, we help those with the power to make decisions around Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy to find practical and innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing Britain.
We are hosted by the Good Faith Partnership and have a small team to execute the project, liaise with parliamentarians and senior leaders, manage, and provide support and training when needed. Our team includes a number of policy advisors with experience in this field. We are working with Fragomen LLP, the largest immigration law firm in the world. Fragomen are providing legal advice, training and development opportunities to our advisors and are on call should any of our team need briefing on technical immigration issues. We are the Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration, which aims to provide a discussion forum for parliamentarians and act as a source of well-evidenced and independent information on key migration issues. The APPG regularly hosts cross-party meetings in Parliament to discuss immigration issues and produces briefing papers and reports to support parliamentary debate.
RAMP is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Fund (company number 00503137), Fragomen LLP, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Unbound Philanthropy and Family Office.
Rosie Evans: Lead Partner
Rosie is an Associate Partner of the Good Faith Partnership, where she leads projects on migration and integration bringing together the Home Office, businesses, voluntary sector and faith communities.
Josh Harris: Programme Director & Adviser to the Bishop of Durham
Josh Harris joined the RAMP team as Parliamentary Lead and Adviser to the Bishop of Durham. Josh was previously a senior researcher at the Institute for Government and at the Implementation Unit in the Cabinet Office. Josh is also a curate in a parish in East London. Bishop Paul's work with RAMP is also supported by his Parliamentary Adviser, Rhiannon Monk-Winstanley.
Heather Staff: Adviser to Kate Green, Labour MP for Stretford & Urmston
Heather is a researcher and strategist who works on refugee integration, migration trends, human rights, political engagement and the rule of law, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Samuel Yung: Adviser to Steve Double, Conservative MP for St Austell & Newquay
Sam came to the UK from Hong Kong. He was previously Communications and Marketing Manager at charity that supports refugee resettlement. Prior to that he worked for the Conservative Christian Fellowship at CCHQ. He now works as Steve's Parliamentary Assistant in addition to being his Policy Adviser.
Angela Afzal: Adviser to Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland & Lonsdale
Angela Afzal joined the RAMP Team as Advisor to Tim Farron MP. Angela has previous experience as an immigration lawyer, and as the Refugee Response Co-ordinator for Capital Mass.
David Barclay: Adviser on Inclusion to the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees
Following his term as President of the Oxford University Student Union, David worked as a community organiser in East London, led a national campaign on issues of money and debt, founded the Buxton Leadership Programme and authored a national report on multiculturalism.
Forward Maisokwadzo: Deputy Adviser on Inclusion to the Mayor of Bristol
A former journalist from Zimbabwe, Forward was previously National Media & Communications Officer for City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland. He also worked as Communications Manager for the Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Media Project run by The MediaWise Trust, a journalism ethics charity.
Vinya Mehta: Good Faith Fellow
Vinya Mehta joined the Good Faith Partnership as Good Faith Fellow and is providing broad support to RAMP. Vinya was previously a research and project assistant for collaborations with the Migration Museum, alongside her studies in religion, politics and Arabic at King's College London.
Ian Robinson: RAMP Adviser
Ian is a partner at Fragomen LLP, the world’s largest immigration law firm. Before joining Fragomen Ian held several roles in the Home Office including Assistant Director on Economic Migration.