Shabnam Safa

Summer Schools

Shabnam is a visionary young woman who grew up as an Afghan refugee in Pakistan before she called Australia home at the age of 15. Since then she has persistently worked to positively shift the way our communities see and talk about a young, former refugee, woman of colour. Her passion to empower and motivate those around her to realise their potential, follow their aspirations and keep challenging traditional stereotypes and the status quo knows no bounds. Having worked in Australia, India, America and Europe to promote education and global citizenship, she has co-founded two not for profit organisations helping refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and the EU. In 2014, she represented Australia at the United Nations Alliance of Civilization Summer School and was the 2017 Australian Ambassador to Qatar Foundation's World Innovation Summit for Education Learners' Voice Program. Shabnam, currently undertaking her studies in Neuroscience, has had multiple advisory roles at local and state government levels and has also achieved several national and international titles in sport Karate.


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education
  • migration

Areas of Focus

  • Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Sports for Social Change


  • Advocacy
  • Interpersonal
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Networking
  • Management
  • Coordination
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management
  • Team Building
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Social Media
  • Speeches
  • Translation
  • Organization & Planning
  • Events
  • Logistics
  • Strategy
  • Trainings

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