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We would like to invite you to join us at this special event in support of Afghanaid on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

Through turbulence and challenges, Afghanaid has worked alongside some of Afghanistan’s most remote, rural communities for close to 40 years. Despite uncertainty amid the peace talks, military withdrawal, accelerating insecurity and COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to work with over 1 million people in 2021 to build basic services, improve their livelihoods, strengthen the rights of women and children, adapt to climate change, and respond to increasingly frequent natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies. 

We welcome your support in this challenging year and hope you will join us in November.


Meet the speakers

Lyse Doucet OBE, the BBC's Chief International correspondent.

Anthony Loyd, English journalist and noted war correspondent at The Times.

Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson for Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission and former Deputy on the National Security Council on Peace and Civilian Protection.

Andrew Scanlon, former Country Manager for Afghanistan's UN Environment Programme.


6:30pm Doors open

7:00pm Talks and panel discussion led by Lyse Doucet

8:30pm Drinks and canapé reception

Silent auction

The event will be accompanied by a silent auction. We have already been generously donated a fantastic array of items - if you would like to contribute a prize to the auction, please email us with the details at [email protected]


We have a variety of ticket options, including virtual tickets for our supporters who can't be with us in-person on the evening. If you have any questions about purchasing tickets or any other aspect of the event, please do get in touch. 

Can't come on the night but would still like to contribute? You can donate to our projects here.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Lecture ticket

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Lecture and Reception ticket

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Virtual ticket

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