Community Advocate, Writer, Speaker, and Co-founder & Chief Executive of Third Culture Minds
Guled Mire is a former refugee who is passionate about advancing and encouraging the social well-being, inclusion and development of New Zealand’s ethnic and former refugee communities. He is a writer, speaker, senior policy advisor, young leader and community advocate. He is also the co-founder & CEO of Third Culture Minds, and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most prominent young voices advocating for a more humane, inclusive and welcoming society. More recently, Guled led a highly publicised campaign to abolish an explicitly discriminatory ‘family-link’ requirement rule for African and Middle Eastern refugees within New Zealand’s official refugee quota policy.
Guled will be speaking 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)