Om is well positioned to provide thought-leadership and value-add to the organisations that he consults to on the back of extensive practical experience and relevant academic qualifications.

Having developed and implemented a bottom-up sustainable model for refugee settlement with successful outcomes, he specialises as a practitioner of strength-based approach to refugee settlement and community development. He regularly provides policy input and has guided strategic direction on settlement matters by being on the Boards of service providers such as Settlement Services International (SSI) and SydWest Multicultural Services and is sought after for his thought leadership on refugee issues.

As a Strategic Connector with extensive cross-sectoral experience, Om Dhungel works closely with all levels of governments, the not for profit sector, community organisations, educational institutions and businesses and creates opportunities for collaboration.

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Driving the power of cross-sectoral collaboration

Om works with organisations in the NFP sector to help discover their strengths in the power of everyday success stories that they help create and leverage them to explore collaboration opportunities particularly with the corporate sector and also help businesses enhance the impact of their social investments through effective community engagement.


Thinking differently about how we help those in need

This unique training program is supported by theory and practical models demonstrated through Om’s real-life examples and lived refugee experience. By training staff in this strength-based approach, organisations will be able to achieve better outcomes and increase the impact of their work or assist more people not by working harder but by working differently.


No matter where you grew up or what your past circumstances was, you can choose and work towards where you want to be in future

Well regarded for his thought leadership on capacity building and empowering individuals and communities, Om offers two distinct style of mentoring: solving specific issues and challenges and long term transformational mentoring to help people bring out their best.


Moving from living in the regret of the past and fear of future to living in the learnings of the past and possibilities of the future

Having inspired many through his over two decades of volunteering in the community, Om demonstrates the power of Resilience and Perseverance by sharing his personal journey of fleeing from the land of “Gross National Happiness” as well as his experience of “Solving Problems by Breaking Them Into Smaller Parts.

“Leading the paradigm shift in community development – From Need-based approach to Strength-based approach”

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