26 - 27 September
Conference

The Diaspora Learning Network invites you to a two-day international conference

on the role of diaspora communities in global peace, development and humanitarian relief.

www.DiasporasInAction.org.au

About the conference

For the first time in Australia, a conference focussing on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort will be held to explore and enhance the power of diasporas in Australia and the region.
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Present a paper

The Diaspora Learning Network invites you to submit expressions of interest to present at the conference, aligned to one of the six conference themes.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED.
THE COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING SUBMISSIONS.
SELECTED PRESENTERS WILL BE CONTACTED AROUND 22 July 2016.

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Become a sponsor

There is growing interest around the world in the role and potential of diaspora communities in peace, development and humanitarian response. By sponsoring this conference, your organisation, university or company will be at the forefront of this exciting new field of research, policy and practice.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Diasporas in Action Conference University of Melbourne (26 - 27 September 2016)
Day 1
26 Sep 2016
Day 2
27 Sep 2016

Plenary

Welcome
Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie
Denise Cauchi
10:30 AM

Break

Plenary

Q & A with Keynote Panel
Laurent de Boeck
Will Jones
12:15 PM

Lunch

Concurrent Panel Presentations & Q&A

Stream #1 Human Development :- Melissa Phillips, University of Melbourne, formerly Danish Refugee Council Mohamed Munas,Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka Graeme Johanson, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Monash University

Stream #2 Conflict Resolution & David Nyuol Vincent, Peace PallettePeacebuilding Alexandra Owens & Daniela Gavshon, Public Interest Advocacy Centre HarizHalilovich, Centre for Global Research, RMIT

Stream #3 Human Rights :-SanazNasirpour, University of Melbourne LuseKinivuwai, Fiji and West Papua MaramaKufi, Oromia Support Group Australia

Melissa Phillips
14:45 PM

Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Workshop 1 - Human Development Muzafar Ali &Jolyon Hoff, Cisarua Learning Inc.

Workshop 2 - Human Development ChrisantaMuli& Henry Parham,OXFAM Australia Melissa Phillips, University of Melbourne, formerly Danish Refugee Council Aarathi Krishnan, Australian Red Cross.

Workshop 3- Conflict Resolution &David Nyuol Vincent, South SudanPeacebuilding Akur Deng Barr, Abyei Youth Australia Ezeldin Deng, Izzy Films Abe Nouk, Creative Rebellion Youth AluongMajoc Mac, AMAC Sarah Williams, Footprints

Moderated Discussion 1 - TBC Human Rights

Moderated Discussion 2 - Nawal El-Gack, University of Canberra Conflict Resolution &Peacebuilding Valentina Baú, UNSW Tania Miletic, University of Melbourne &Siew Fang Law, Victoria University Charles Mphande, Victoria University

Showcase Day 1 (Streams #1, #2, #3) - Haroun Kofi, Nuba Mountains International Association of Australia Victoria SheshGhale,Non Resident Nepali AssociationEmmanuel Musoni, Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development International

Melissa Phillips

Conference dinner

Ticket holders only (tickets available on Eventbrite)

Plenary

Keynote by HE Abel Guterres, Ambassador of Timor-Lesteto Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Fiji

Keynote by FinauLimuloa, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Suva

Keynote by Jeremy Liyanage, Bridging Lanka

Finau Heuifanga Limuloa
Jeremy Liyanage
10:50 AM

Break

Concurrent Panel Presentations & Q&A

Stream #4 Economic Development DanuraMiriyagalla,Apexah (TBC),Council for Young Africans Living Abroad Matthew Neuhaus, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Stream #5 Humanitarian Issues & Louise Olliff, University of MelbourneResponses ajeebaWazefadost, Hazara Women of Australia Roannie Ng, Australian National University

Stream #6 Settlement in Host Countries ShukufaTahiri, Refugee Council of Australia&Devi Ghimire, Bhutanese Community in Australia JagathBandaraPathirage, Charles Darwin University TBC

Diaspora In Action
12:30 PM

Lunch

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Workshop 4 - Economic Development TamaraPararajasingham, Palmera

Workshop 5 - Humanitarian Issues &MarkDeasy, Australian Volunteers InternationalResponses

Workshop 6 - Humanitarian Issues &Karen Medica, Monash UniversityResponses Ganesh Sen, Reach for Your Future Foundation

Moderated Discussion 3 - Economic TBC Development (Remittances)

Moderated Discussion 4 - DevakiMonani, Australian Catholic University Settlement in Host Countries DeshBalasubramaniam, Ondru TBC

Showcase Day 2 (Streams #1, #2, #3) Samuel Sebenzo, Australia Zimbabwe Business Council OrdanAndreevski, United Macedonian DiasporaKathy Thompson & Eh Ku Moo Dwell, The Hope Project Chris Piper & George Salloum, Syrian Community/ Humanitarian Community Forum

15:15 PM

Break

Plenary

Panel + Reflections + Way forward

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Location

University of Melbourne
757 Swanston Street Parkville Campus, VIC, AUS 3000
+61 447 235 425conference@diasporaaction.org.au

Registration

EARLY BIRD TICKET CONCESSION RATE
150.00 AUD +GST

Dinner not included

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FULL TICKET
(TWO DAYS)
280.00 AUD +GST

Dinner not included

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Concession ticket
(two days)
180.00 AUD +GST

Dinner not included

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Early bird ticket full rate
250.00 AUD +GST

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Subsidised TICKET

Limited to small Diaspora Organisations and individual representatives.
Please contact organisers directly.

POA
CONFERENCE DINNER
80.00 AUD +GST

(26 September 2016) | 18:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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Partners

The Conference is convened by the Diaspora Learning Network
an initiative of
in partnership with
CONFERENCE STREAMS
Human Development
Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding
Human Rights
Economic Development
Humanitarian Issues and Responses
Settlement in Host Countries

Supported by the