Cultural Shift 2017 | Emmanuel Musoni
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Emmanuel Musoni

Emmanuel MusoniEmmanuel Musoni is the chair of Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development International (GLAPDInt), a community organisation founded in 2012 in Sydney. Emmanuel has been engaged in community development for many years both in Australia and in his home country.

Emmanuel was born in a refugee camp and raised there until he was 16 years. This has led him to be strongly committed and passionate about advocating for better settlement and integration of refugees and migrants from African backgrounds into the Australian community.

Through his community engagement and community based approach he managed to resettle families from a refugee background formerly living in cities to Mingoola, a small country town in regional NSW. Together with Julia Harpham of the Mingoola Progress Association, Emmanuel organised the filming of the Mingoola resettlement program which produced a fabulous episode of Australian Story called “a Field of Dreams’’.