November 27, 2021

Jasmin Rowe MRIPHH, MBE

Amb. Jasmin is a founding member of Ipswich Community Radio (ICR) in England, training the broadcasting in editing, technical operations. Ipswich Community Radio gave a platform to air views and better dissemination of news, advertisement of African descent businesses, music and other entertainment efforts. This paved the way for the African descent community to acquire a greater range of information and to become an invaluable part of the decision-making process in Ipswich.
She is the Consulate Warden for the British and Commonwealth Citizens, as there were no Embassies for the Islands to help solve passport issues and other concerns of health and imprisonment. Being formally recognised for her efforts nationally and internationally, she was awarded with an MBE (Member of the British Empire) at the honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
Consequent upon her effort in her resident community, she was awarded the title of Secretary for Alaloo 0/10 Rastafari Committee and the African Diaspora of the Rastafarian Committee. In this office, she worked with her team to take care of woman and children in the prison, help in the provision of running water and electricity, to build a school room for the young children and a separate area for the woman and children within the prison grounds, engage the female and male prisoners to produce wares that are sold and proceeds used to help these prisoners.
Jasmin studied Nursing at Ipswich, Suffolk, in England where she worked as a student nurse at Heath Road Hospital. As a volunteer community worker with Ipswich and Suffolk Racial Equality Office, she was later voted in as a representative for the Black Community in Ipswich. While in this office, she founded the Youths in Action Group. She furthered her education and was accredited a City and Guilds Teacher qualification and worked as a teacher of African and Caribbean studies at Blundeston High Security Prison for 8 years teaching black history and other cultural lessons. She established a Prisoners Support Group which focused on providing education and access to books of Africans Cultural History and catered to the needs of the African descent. She created a viable connection with outside African and Caribbean communities. In October 2017, she enrolled on the Bse Business Management course at the University of Bedfordshire.

She furthered her college education to study Catering and Hospitality 706/1/2, and also bagged a Diploma in Public Health. She founded her own Catering Business, Catering African and Caribbean meals for all occasions. Her Health and Hygiene Courses were accredited by The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (RIPHH) and became acknowledged and registered as an official training centre. 


She gained the contract for African and Caribbean Caterers at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; her Company catered Healthy Livings meals for all events that were associated with African and Caribbean functions. In the 1990s, she worked as a Catering Transport Manager for the Borough of Islington.

In 2000, she returned home to Ethiopia to settle where she worked with The Jamaican Rastafarian Development School, (JRDC), as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors and the Fundraiser. She was assigned as Secretary for 0/10 Kebele, an area where returnees had settled and built their homes and businesses. In this office she worked with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian Immigration Authorities, the Prime minister’s Office and the African Union Diaspora sectors. She worked on policies, meeting with those concerned.
She will graduate in 2021. A campaigner of inter-state trade among African nations, she was assigned as Ambassador of Ethiopia and African Union in October 2019, by the State of The African Diaspora 6th Region.