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Resettlement Issues

Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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Rachel O'Connor
General Manager Migration @New Zealand Red Cross
Rachel was appointed the General Manager Migration for the New Zealand Red Cross in 2017. Her role includes managing the national migration programmes including Pathways to Settlement, Pathways to Employment, Refugee Trauma Recovery and Restoring Family Links. She has previously worked as the Humanitarian Services Manager, coordinating NZ Red Cross Humanitarian activities in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region and as the Waikato Manager for Refugee Services Aotearoa. She has previously worked for Amnesty International. Rachel gained a Masters of Migration Studies in 2020 from Victoria University of Wellington.
Tayyaba Khan
Founder & CEO @Khadija Leadership Network
Tayyaba is the founder & CEO of Khadija Leadership Network, the New Zealand Peace Ambassador for the European Muslim League, a civil servant, and a community development practitioner. She has over 15 years of experience working with the migrant and refugee communities in The Occupied Territories of Palestine, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Tayyaba has worked for organisations like the Australian Red Cross, British Red Cross, Office of Ethnic Communities and was the former CE of ChangeMakers Refugee Forum. Tayyaba currently sits on the governance board of Mixit & Belong Aotearoa.