Sven Mollekleiv

Sven Mollekleiv (born 2 March 1956) is a Norwegian organisational leader and Honorary President of the Norwegian Red Cross.
Current Professional Position: Senior Vice President, Sustainability for DNV GL

Cécile Rousseau, MD

Dr Rousseau is a research and clinical psychiatrist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital where she directs the Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic. She received her training in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, and McGill. Her clinical work is with refugee children and with torture victims. She also does consultation work for health institutions and school boards on refugee children. Dr Rousseau’s current research involves refugee children and adolescents from Southeast Asia, Central America and Somalia. Dr Rousseau is available for research supervision of graduate students in the fields of applied social science, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.

Morten Sodemann

Professor, University of Southern Denmark.

I am a Professor in Global and Migrant Health at the Center for Global Health, Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark. I am also MD, Senior consultant in Infectious diseases and Head of the Migrant Health Clinic at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital. The research for my PhD in tropical epidemiology was done at the Bandim Health Project. My fields of expertise include case management of childhood illness, health systems research, HIV and TB epidemiology, as well as longitudinal demographic health surveillance in Guinea-Bissau and Uganda.

Professor Ravi KS Kohli

Professional Qualifications Certificate of Qualification in Social Work – Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW) Diploma in Advanced Social Work (Children and Families) – Goldsmiths College, University of London. Teaching Role: My teaching expertise is in relation to refugees and asylum seeking children and young people. I also teach on aspects of qualitative research, and on the application of systemic ideas to professional practices
I teach and supervise dissertations across many undergraduate and postgraduate courses and am really interested in students who take me to places of understanding that I would not get to on my own.

Bishop Ingeborg Midttømme

Ingeborg Synøve Midttømme is the third bishop in Møre diocese.  She was ordained in 2008. She studied Theology at the Faculty of Theology and graduated in 1986. Her first position as priest was as Chaplain in Høybråten in Oslo. After five years there she became parish priest in  Sørfold in Sør-Hålogaland, where she remained for four years. From 1997 she was Chaplain at Hauketo-Prinsdal. In 2003 she took a sabbatical to lead the Norwegian Church’s Clergy Association.  As Head of the Clergy Association she sat on the board of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne)  and later  of UNIO (the Confederation of Unions for Professionals). She remained in this post until 2008 when she took over from Odd Bondevik as Bishop of Møre. On 21. September 2008 she was ordained as the third bishop in Møre diocese. Bishop Midttømme is an active participant in matters relating to  refugee policy and to  climate change.

Heidi Bjerga

Heidi Bjerga, elected representative, Sosialist Left Party,  Sandnes and Rogaland

Member of the Board of RIA (Justice in Asylum P0litics).

Head of the Support Group  for Neda.

Actively working towards a more humane and just asylum politics. Has for many years led the TV Fundraising Campaign (Rogaland County).

Bilde:  Jo  Staube

Zaradasht Ahmed

Director and Photographer Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish/Norwegian Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning “Road to Diyarbakir” and “Fata Morgana”. His latest film “Nowhere to Hide” has won several prestigious international prizes including Best Feature Length Documentary at IDFA (2016), Best Documentary at the One World Human Rights Festival (2017), and many others. Zaradasht has many years of experience working with documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North-Africa, and Asian regions, as well as experience training locals in documentation.

Aina Basilier Vaage

Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  and Transcultural Psychiatry; working with refugees and asylum seekers has always been a central part of her work. PhD. on Vietnamese refugees and their children, transgenerational and longitudinal study. Ran a refugee children’s project at Dale Reception Centre for many years. Has been active in the establishment of Norway’s first Transcultural Centre,  the only centre in Norway working exclusively with traumatised refugees and asylum seekers, and is employed at the centre as Consultant Psychiatrist.

Jone Schanche Olsen

Consultant psychiatrist. Director of the Transcultural Centre, Stavanger University Hospital. Over 25 years active engagement in the field of refugee health and welfare, both nationally and internationally.