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 becoming a refugee in Thailand in 2017, Baqir has co-founded the Bangkok Urban Community club as a refugee-led organisation to empower refugees and asylum seekers as well as to advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand.

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