Joseph Youhana

National Refugee Led Advisory & Advocacy Group (NRAAG)

Joseph is the Community Inclusion Manager at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. His role is leading several community engagement projects and strengthening the advocacy voice in refugee and asylum seekers space.

Joseph is a former refugee from Iraq. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied management. He enjoys operating in multifunctional capacities to serve and empower vulnerable communities particularly the disadvantaged ones. He has advance knowledge in managing projects and teams by accomplishing the best results in the shortest possible time with as little friction as possible.

Joseph has a robust passion to serve the humanitarian sector in particular the ones linked to the situations resulted from conflicts. He is a creative problem-solver who brings quality skills to make the work gets done, a leader that thrive to create entrepreneurial leadership styles among his colleagues. Joseph has more than 10 years in non-for-profit sector. He has presented Australia at the United Nations in Geneva since 2013 to advocate for the global refugee. He is recognized in the newly emerged communities and well known in the multicultural community sector. He has received recognition awards for his work and vocal voice in defending for vulnerable communities.

Joseph will be representing NRAAG as part of the 'Ways of Working' showcase on Thursday 13 February.

    4.00pm - 5.00pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Plenary Showcase: Ways of working: self-representation, collaboration and reconciliation

    A showcase of local and national initiatives highlighting the collaboration of multiple service providers to deliver community-defined requirements.


    Rnita Dacho, Refugee Council of Australia
    Kelly Sibanda, Multicultural Australia


    Speakers, Organisations/ Initatives 

    Joseph Youhana, National Refugee Advocacy and Advisory Group

    Gulnara Abbasova, Harmony Alliance

    Vicky Jacobson, Sediqa Karimi and Donata Sackey, Refugee Health Network Queensland

    Sally Baker, Sally Morgan and Aamir Ali, RESIG National Campaign #StudentsLikeUs

    Anne Hilton,  Wayne Briscoe, Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance Program


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