Sahar Okhovat

Sahar Okhovat is a Senior Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia, the national umbrella body for refugees, people seeking asylum and the organisations and individuals who support them. Her work involves research, policy and advocacy on national and international issues impacting refugees and people seeking asylum. Sahar previously worked with Australian Red Cross as a caseworker and a team leader in Migration Support Program and later on as a Humanitarian Observer, monitoring conditions of immigration detention facilities. She holds a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney.

Sahar will be moderating the session “Settling into Australian regional communities” on Tuesday 19 February from 3.00pm – 4.30pm.