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Rohingya Working Group Chair, Lilianne Fan

Lilianne Fan is the Co-Founder and International Director, Geutanyoe Foundation; Chair, Rohingya Working Group, APRRN; Head of the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on Refugee Policy; and Co-Founder & Advisor Refugee Coalition of Malaysia. She is a Steering … Continue reading

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Regional Protection Working Group Deputy Chair, Omar Alkhammash

Omar Al-Khammash is the Deputy Director of the Geutanyoe Foundation, a regional humanitarian organisation based in Malaysia and Aceh. He is also the Co-founder of the Refugee Coalition of Malaysia, which includes 14 different refugee communities for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Regional Protection Working Group Chair, David Keegan

David is the founder and CEO of HOST International, an organisation seeking to find innovative and community-based solutions to refugee protection throughout the Asia Pacific. Prior to this, David was an executive leader in the Australian resettlement services and represented … Continue reading

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Refugee Leadership and Protection Working Group Deputy Chair, Baqir Poiesh

Baqir is 28 years old and is originally from Afghanistan. He studied sociology in Kabul Education University and leadership development at Toastmaster International. He worked for four years at a public library and founded a book organisation in Afghanistan. Since … Continue reading

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Refugee Leadership and Protection Working Group Chair, Najeeba Wazefadost

At 10 years old, Najeeba Wazefadost fled Afghanistan with her parents. She sought asylum from Australia by sea in September 2000. She spent several months in mandatory immigration detention before being recognised as a refugee. Arriving with no knowledge of … Continue reading

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Legal Aid and Advocacy Working Group Deputy Chair, Jirim Kim

Jirim is a full-time public interest attorney at law. She has been working at GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation since 2017. She works primarily for refugees, stateless people, migrants, and LGBTIQ people in South Korea. As a member of Korean … Continue reading

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Legal Aid and Advocacy Working Group Chair, Lynette Nam

Lynette is an Australian qualified lawyer, and has worked with refugees and migrants in the Asia Pacific region since 2012. In her current position of Senior Legal Advisor/Partnership Manager at Justice Centre Hong Kong, she trains and leads teams of … Continue reading

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East Asia Working Group Chair, Jeanie Kim

Jeanie Kim is currently working at Duroo – Association for Public Interest Law in the Republic of Korea. Duroo is a local non-profit organization with around 10 full-time public interest lawyers, established to advocate for human rights through litigation, research, … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention Working Group Deputy Chair, Joshua Ericsson

As the country manager for HOST International in Malaysia, Joshua manages the implementation of a community-based child protection project for refugee children in the context of COVID-19 in Malaysia and the implementation of a livelihoods project to establish a social … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention Working Group Chair, Vivienne Chew

Vivienne is the International Detention Coalition’s (IDC) Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator. IDC works with its members, UN and other stakeholders to advocate for the human rights of people impacted by, and at-risk of immigration detention. Vivienne has previously served as … Continue reading

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