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Om Dhungel

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Chairperson and Non-Exec Director, SydWest Multicultural Services, CEO- SEVA International

Focus Area

Positive social change

Om Dhungel

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Chairperson and Non-Exec Director, SydWest Multicultural Services, CEO- SEVA International

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I have a unique range of Board, management, community development and volunteering experience. This is supported by a diverse educational and training background as a telecommunication engineer complemented by an MBA degree. I am also a recipient of Australia's 2012 National Volunteer Award. After working in the government, private and the not for profit sectors for over 25 years, I am now a consultant and a practitioner of strength-based approach to refugee settlement and community development. In the past, I spent over six years volunteering in the Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal, focusing my work on advocacy and education of refugee children. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, I am a Director on the Boards of Settlement Services International and SydWest Multicultural Services. Through the scholarship, I intend to document and promote the highly successful Bottom-up holistic approach to refugee settlement adopted by the newly emerging Bhutanese community in Sydney as well as learning from Bhutanese refugee settlements in other countries.

Skills & Expertise

  • Strength-based approach to refugee settlement and community development
  • Corporate Governance with a focus on Sustainability and Diversity
  • Research and Analysis
  • Training, coaching and mentoring
  • Strategic connector - facilitating collaborative relationships and knowledge networks amongst researchers, policy makers and practitioners

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