Meet our team

The coordination team

The Social MEdia team

the WEllbeing team

Our Teaching Consultants

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our advisors


Alimam has been accessing classes with Conversation Over Borders since we launched. He is currently writing a book, and shared his powerful story with us in a short film available under 'Watch'.


Alimam has supported our efforts from the beginning, and has now joined the Board as a Trustee to bring fresh perspective to what C.O.B. provides and guide our decision-making processes. 

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Shanze Shah is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Network of Migration Matters.

Her background is in Law; she holds an LLM and has passed the Barre. She has worked in many different national contexts, including as a Legal Intern with the Goodwill Caravan in Greece.

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Osamah Dhaiban

Osamah has been accessing classes with Conversation Over Borders since May 2020.

He stepped up to become a Trustee at a really exciting point in our growth, to help lead the organisation into its future. We are excited to have him on the team, helping to guide our future direction.

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Stephen Silverwood is the founder and manager of Refugee Radio. He has worked with refugees and asylum seekers since 1999. He hosts the Refugee Radio programme, helping refugee voices to be heard.

Refugee Radio are an important partner of Conversation Over Borders and we benefit hugely from Stephen's advice and expertise.