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Afghanaid's 35 Year Journey: In Search of Peace & Prosperity

Wed Nov 06, 2019

Afghanaid's 35 Year Journey: In Search of Peace & Prosperity

Time Wed Nov 06 2019 at 06:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR, UK, London, United Kingdom

GBP 20 Tickets

Afghanaid's 35 Year Journey: In Search of Peace & Prosperity


Join us at this special event in support of Afghanaid on Wednesday 6 November at the Royal Geographical Society. 


For 35 years Afghanaid has been working for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. We work alongside some of the poorest and most remote rural communities in Afghanistan to rebuild basic services, improve agriculture and other livelihoods, strengthen the rights of women and children, and respond to natural disasters. Despite many continuing challenges in the country, Afghanaid is one of the longest serving and most widely respected charities in Afghanistan. In 2019 our projects will continue to make life better for over one million Afghan men, women and children. 

The evening will include a panel discussion led by Lyse Doucet, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent, as well as an optional drinks reception, with our speakers and music in the Main Hall. 


Programme

Doors Open 6:30pm 

Panel Discussion 7:00pm 

Drinks and Canape Reception 8:15pm 


Speakers


Shoaib Sharifi is the Kabul Editor & Bureau Chief for BBC Persian, BBC Pashto and BBC Dari/Pashto News. Award winning journalist and and TV producer, Shoaib has over twenty years experience of field reporting. 


Shirazuddin Siddiqi is the former BBC Media Action Country Director for Afghanistan and Afghanaid Trustee.


Harriet Sandys is the author of Beyond that Last Blue Mountain: My Silk Road Journey. Harriet has worked across the region supporting refugees through silk weaving projects. 


Lyse Doucet, OBE is the BBC's Chief International Correspondent and will serve as moderator of the discussion. 


Silent Auction

The event is accompanied by a silent auction. We have been generously donated a fantastic array of items including villa holidays, jewellery, and an incredible Afghan Ski Challenge package.


Bidding will open via Galabid on the 23rd of October - https://app.galabid.com/afghanistan/items 


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Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR, UK, London, United Kingdom