Evan is a South-East Asia based refugee advocate, having lived and worked in the region for the past 8 years. He is currently the Deputy Director at Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM), an NGO that provides legal support for refugees in Malaysia.
Prior to joining AAM, Evan was based in Bangkok with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN). Evan has also held various roles with the Australian Government, NGOs and the private sector prior to his move to Asia.
Evan will be speaking (via video conference) on the panel 'Australia and the Asia Pacific on Friday 14 February
Conference Day Two Friday 14
Plenary: Australia & the Asia Pacific
This session will investigate the most effective role Australia can play in boosting opportunities for refugee protection in the Asia Pacific.
Arash Bordbar, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
Guled Mire, Community leader, advocate, writer
Hafsar Tameesuddin, Human rights defender and activist
Evan Jones Asylum Access Malaysia (via video conference)
Hayso Thako, Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (via video conference)