Please join us for an evening in support of Afghanaid at the Royal Geographical Society, Tuesday 10 October 2017.

For over thirty years, Afghanaid has worked 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 the many persisting challenges, our projects will continue to make life better for over one million Afghan men, women and children in 2017.

The evening will include a series of talks followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Afterwards, there will be an optional drinks reception with our speakers in the Map Room.


6pm Doors Open
7pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
8.15pm Drinks and Canape Reception


A SILENT AUCTION accompanies the event. We have a fantastic array of items including villas, jewellery and Afghan crafts. It’s all online so you can start bidding now, even if you can’t go to the event! 


Ahmed Rashid is a journalist and New York Times best-selling author of several books on Afghanistan.

Saad Mohseni is an Afghan businessman, entrepreneur and founder of Moby Media Group and Tolo TV, Afghanistan's most popular television channel.

Najieh Ghulami is a reporter and television presenter with BBC Persian.

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


Lecture: £30, Under 30s: £15
Students: Call 020 7065 0825 to get 2 for £20


Tasha Arguile - Ulla Calvert - Arabella Dorman - Baroness D'Souza - Olivia Inge - Chris Kinder, Chairman, Afghanaid Board of Trustees - Heidi Kingstone - Laura Mosedale, Afghanaid Trustee - Sarah Rutherford - Sophia Swire - Sadaf Tach - Katherine Van de Vate