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AGENDA

GDForum - OCEANIA

Friday 8th December 2023

8am – 10am GMT/UTC

 

Australian Eastern Daylight Time: 7pm-9pm (GMT+11)  New Zealand Time: 9pm-11pm (GMT+13)

8:00 am – 8:05 am

Welcoming participants - GDC Secretariat

8:05 am – 8:15 am

Opening remarks (keynote speakers)

  • Felix Amoako Boampong,  Board Member - Global Diaspora Confederation

  • Ms. Sarah Lou Arriola, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
     

8:15 am – 8:20 am

Agenda Forum Overview

 

8:20 am – 9:20 am

Diaspora hearings on their experiences in building partnerships

  • Ephraim Osaghae - Director, Multicultural Professional Bridge (Australia)

  • Salut Muhidin - Vice President for PR, Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN) Global (Australia)

  • Pefi Kingi - Founder, Pacificwin Pacific (Australia)

  • Ema Tora Vueti - President, Pacific Islands Council QLD Inc.

  • Johanna Pitman - CEO, Advance Global Australians (Australia)

  • Tofa Amanda Moors Mailei and Bronwyn Williams - Co-Founders and Co-Chairs, Australian Pasifika Educators Network (Australia)

  • Loau-Donina Va'a - Chair, Pacific Women's Professional Business Network (Australia)

  • Dr Remi Yusuf - Chair, Council of Nigerian Association Presidents in Australia (Australia)

  • Kingsley Omosigho - Сommunity Leader/Former Vice President of the Nigerian Association, African Australian Council ACT (Australia)

  • Nasim Salakjani - Honorary Member, IranWA (Australia)

  • Tim Damianidis - Director, Hellenic Community of Western Australia (Australia)

  • Astine Badeyan - Diaspora-Armenia Mentorship Programs Coordinator, Armenian General Benevolent Union (Armenia)

 

9:20 am – 9:25 am

Regional Closing Remarks

  • Anne Pakoa - Founder and CEO, Vanuatu Human Rights Coalition
     

9:25 am - 9:35 am

Q&A session

  • Elnura Omurkulova-Ozierska - Assistant Event Manager, Global Diaspora Confederation
     

9:35 am Onwards

Networking Session

  • Elnura Omurkulova-Ozierska - Assistant Event Manager, Global Diaspora Confederation

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