Gervais Kouloungou Mambs
Gervais Kouloungou Mambs moved to Norfolk 10 years ago from the Ivory Coast where he resettled after fleeing persecution from his home country Congo-Brazzaville.
Currently employed by the British Red Cross as a Refugee Service Co-ordinator, he has helped set up the Refugee Orientation Centre where Norwich first became a dispersal for people seeking sanctuary in Britain. Among his successes, Gervais has helped develop and implement the Gateway Protection Programme in Norwich, a UNHCR and Home Office partnership scheme that offers a legal route for settlement to up to 750 refugees every year. He founded the Norfolk French Speakers Association (NORFRESA) to help French speaking people to settle in Norfolk.
He is currently the Chair of The Bridge Plus, a local organisation that promotes community cohesion.