Erfan Daliri

Social Change and Citizen Agency


In an open seminar format, Erfan will offer a systems-thinking approach to social change with a deep ecology understanding and draw from 15 years of experience in community development and social justice to inspire participants towards more effective efforts for social change and global prosperity.

Understanding a system is the most empowered way to begin effecting change within it and this session is specifically designed to inspire participants and develop their understandings of their role and capacity to effect change in society.

Erfan Daliri is a social change consultant, educator, author and internationally toured performance poet, with 15 years' experience in community development and a Masters in Communication for Social Change. He states his mission as instigating systemic change and creating social justice while empowering others to become more purposeful and effective change-makers, social entrepreneurs and champions of social justice.

Whether it’s presenting emotional resilience seminars, performance philosophy sets, activism master classes, or managing community development projects, the throughline of his work is social justice and challenging the status quo.

Over the years he has worked as a consultant and advisor to schools, community groups and organisations including Beyond Blue, Malaruch Aboriginal Corporation, The University of Queensland and Townsville Intercultural Centre, and now works closely with Amnesty International on their refugee settlement campaigns.

As the founding director of the Newkind movement, much of his work focuses on empowering, inspiring and activating agents of social change, with a keen interest in projects related to education, environmental protection, the elimination of economic extremes, mental health advocacy, and working towards gender diverse equality.