Shukufa Tahiri

Refugee Council of Australia

Shukufa Tahiri is a Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia. Her work involves policy analysis, research and advocacy on issues affecting people seeking asylum and refugees. She is one of the executive directors of Akademos Society which enables the education of girls, youth and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She is a steering committee member of the National Refugee Led Advocacy and Advisory Group (NRAAG). She is also an Advisory Committee member at UNSW Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.

Shukufa will be joining the panel for the opening plenary on Thursday 13 February 

    11.30am - 1.00pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Plenary: Unpacking lived experience leadership

    In this session, we discuss the meaning of 'lived experience' within different contexts, and in relation to themes of representation, accountability, leadership, and solidarity. Speakers will examine the principles and complexities of meaningful engagement and leadership of people with first-hand experience of a particular issue, as well as the ethical, political and practical dimensions of doing so.


    Mia-lia Boua Kiernan, International Detention Coalition


    Shukufa Tahiri, Refugee Council of Australia
    Nishadh Rego, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
    Zaki Haidari, Community Representative
    Rhanna Collins, National Indigenous Television
    Dominic Golding, National Ethnic Disability Alliance
    Cyprien Ntezimana, Rwandan Association of Queensland


    RAPPP 1 Main Auditorium