Jahin Tanvir is a policy adviser, keynote speaker, author, and multicultural youth advocate. With a penchant for being multifaceted, Jahin possesses a strong background in youth leadership and advocacy in leading youth-led organisations such as Oaktree, World
Vision, Multicultural Youth Affairs Network Australia, Red Cross, and the United Nations to name a few.
In 2021, Jahin received the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in Individual Community Service as well as recognition in the 7NEWs Young Achiever awards for NSW/ ACT in the category of community service. Jahin also received the Zest Awards Outstanding Youth Leader of the year for 2021 for his work in assisting multicultural communities in Western Sydney in parallel with the ACT Government Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship – his efforts revolving in both NSW and the ACT. As well as that, Jahin received a brand endorsement in 2021 by KIND Snacks as a youth leader and scholarships to various conferences speaking on youth issues. He has had guest speaker roles in Parliament House, National Roundtable on COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth by the Department of Health, ABC National Radio, and various panel discussions revolving around bringing the issues of young people colour, particularly migrant, refugee, and indigenous youth, at the forefront of mainstream discussions. He has represented Australia on the global stage with highlights including being invited to speak as a guest speaker at the Australasian Aid conference at the Australian National University and as a speaker at the National Youth Commission Summit alongside PM Scott Morrison.
Jahin is also a young media spokesperson trained by the Economic Media Centre as part of the Centre for Australian Progress, providing expert media comment on multicultural people’s experiences in Australian communities. He is a published author with various
articles published on mediums such as UNICEF, The Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health, The Conversation and WhyNot as well as co-authoring his first anthology book “Life in the time of Corona” in 2020 at the age of 19, where he brings the view of multicultural young people and how different it is from mainstream Australia. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry accelerated degree in Canberra.
Speaking roles include:
– Guest Speaker at Australasian Aid Conference (2020) at ANU
– Guest Speaker at Parliament House of Australia (2020) in Canberra
– Speaker at the National Youth Commission’s Youth Future’s Summit (2020) ft. PM Scott Morrison
– Speaker at Ripple’s Career, Community & Civic Impact Virtual Series (2020) ft. Former PM Malcolm Turnbull & Former Adviser to Barack Obama
– Speaker at Oaktree’s Change maker conference representing the ACT (2020)
– Speaker at NSW Mental Health Commission’s Panel discussion on ‘Young people and coping for the future’ (2020)
– Speaker at the National Vaping and Young People Roundtable at Lung Foundation Australia (2020)
– Speaker at the COVID-19 Vaccine Roundtable for Youth of culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities for the Australian Department of Health (2021) ft. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd
– Speaker at Every Child Alliance’s ‘It takes 6’ Panel discussion on children’s health (2021)
– Speaker at the ‘Consumers’ role in sustainable healthcare systems: Towards 2031′ in the Shifting Gears CHF Conference
– Speaker at the National Youth Homelessness Conference on ‘Cohort based responses’ (2021)
– Speaker at the Radiant Young Visionary Lab Week 2 on ‘The beauty of Networking’ (2021)
– Speaker at the Heart of Heritage Art Exhibition (2021)
– Speaker at Campus Consultancy’s webinar on International students and facilitation (2021)
– Speaker at the MYAN Sector Forum on ‘Mental health in multicultural communities’ (2021)
– Speaker at the ‘Shaping a sustainable health system through collaboration’ panel discussion (2021)
– Speaker at Alive 90.5 Spotlight podcast & radio
– MC at ACT Human Rights Commission Panel ft. Commissioner Jodie Griffiths-Cook (2020)
– MC at CHF Webinar on ‘Effective communication in health policy’ (2020)
– Appeared on ABC National Radio, ABC Radio Sydney, ABC Radio Canberra, Koori Radio 93.7 FM, SBS Radio, FBi Radio, Alive 97.5 and 2XX Canberra Radio.