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Emmanuel Musoni was raised in a refugee camp in Uganda until he was 16 years old. This upbringing led to his strong commitment to and passion for advocating for better settlement and integration of refugees and migrants who are yearning to call regional Australia home. Emmanuel has been engaged in community leadership and development for many years both in Australia and overseas and is currently the Executive Manager of the Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development (GLAPD). He has settled around 245 people in regional Australia since mid-2016 and has developed strategies for welcoming and retaining migrants in regional areas, including the development of a community-based national toolkit, ‘STEPS TO SETTLEMENT SUCCESS: A toolkit for Rural and Regional communities’. Emmanuel has become a passionate motivational speaker and an advocate for regional and rural settlement. “Change is needed,” he says, “and the change is in our hearts.”