Nishadh Rego

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia

Nishadh is the Policy, Advocacy, and Communications Manager at JRS Australia. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the JRS Australia's advocacy and communications strategy, leading it's contributions to national-level policy development/analysis, and overseeing its new community organising project.

Nishadh has ten years experience working with refugees, people seeking asylum, and migrants in vulnerable situations in a variety of policy, stakeholder engagement and casework roles with the Australian Red Cross, UNRWA, and Baptcare, and has also published research and commentary on issues of forced migration in Australia and West Asia.

Nishadh came to Australia a bit more than thirteen years ago and is a proud first generation Indian-Australian.

Nishadh will be joining the opening plenary on Thursday 13 February