FAIR Advisory Board
Ibrahim Abdulahi Ali
Ibrahim was born in Somali West of Ethiopia, known as
Somali State of Ethiopia, and lived for many years in
Somalia. He moved to India at the end of 2005, and did
his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Osmania University,
majoring in Accounting and Finance. He is a teacher in
Islamic studies and African community leader. Ibrahim
came to New Zealand in 2013. He advocates for refugees
and immigrants to Aotearoa New Zealand and is involved
with many not-for-profit organisations in the refugee
sector. Ibrahim is the FAIR community liaison.
Rafiqah Sulaiman binti Abdullah
Rafiqah is Filipina convert based in Tamaki Makaurau
(Auckland). She came here to Aotearoa in 2002, and has
been supporting social justice from the sidelines
until recently when she took a more proactive role.
Her interests are mental health and wellbeing
especially rainbow diversity. She has a background as
a student group facilitator, and is currently one of
the FAIR social media coordinators.
Faisal is a writer and academic researcher and
educator based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). He and
his family are originally from Iraq and migrated here
in 1999. Faisal is coordinating the FAIR educational
Azad migrated to NZ from Fiji in 1999. He did his
undergraduate degree in Malaysia and postgraduate
(MBA) from AUT. He worked at Telecom NZ for 10 years
where his areas of expertise were in business
strategy/international business/consulting and agile
product management. He is on the School Board of
Trustees; has served as Vice President and Secretary
for South Auckland Muslim Association. Azad is the
FAIR government liaison.
Umitwar is an ethnic Uyghur living in Auckland. Like
many other Uyghurs living abroad, communications with
his family have been cut off since early 2017 because
of the situation in his homeland of East Turkistan.
Umitwar chooses to act for peace and freedom, and
hopes he can bring some positive changes here and
there for people in great danger.
Aarif is a lawyer at JustCommunity, a
community-centred justice and advocacy service based
in Sandringham. Aarif is an advisor for FAIR.