Guled Mire has been recognised for his leadership and contribution to public policy and his efforts to better connect ethnic and minority communities into Aotearoa. He’s a human rights advocate who works to champion the way forward for a more inclusive New Zealand. Guled is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient who spent time at Cornell University in New York and is using the lessons learned during his time in the USA to help inform public policy in this country. He’s twice spoken on behalf of New Zealand at the United Nations and chaired conversations with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He became a spokesperson for the Muslim community following the Christchurch Mosque attacks.