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You're Invited

We would like to invite you to join us at this special event, Afghanaid at 40: Resilience Through Adversity in support of Afghanaid on Tuesday 21 November 2023 at the Royal Geographical Society, London.

2023 marks 40 years of Afghanaid working with communities in some of the most remote, rural areas of Afghanistan. Despite several simultaneously unfolding crises and operational challenges, over the past four decades we have continued to devise solutions to help Afghan people build brighter, more sustainable futures for themselves and their communities.

In this turbulent time, we will be reflecting on the resilience of Afghans and Afghanaid throughout 40 years of persistent adversity. We welcome your support and hope you will be able to join us in November.

Meet the speakers

Lyse Doucet, Presenter and Chief International Correspondent at the BBC World Service.

Sana Safi, Afghan Broadcast Journalist and at the BBC World Service.

Hameed Hakimi, Associate Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Programme and Europe Programme at Chatham House.

Catherine Philp, World Affairs Editor at The Times.

Charles Davy, Managing Director of Afghanaid.


6:30pm Doors open

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

8:30pm Panel discussion ends, Drinks and canapé reception starts

10:00pm Doors close

Silent auction

Our silent auction is now open! Browse our fantastic selection of generously donated auction items - they will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society.

Get Registered and Start Bidding!


If you would like to attend this event, you can buy tickets on the door for both the lecture and reception.

If you would like a virtual ticket, please reach out to our team at [email protected] and we will coordinate sending you the link.

Can't come but would still like to contribute? You can donate to our projects here. A recording of the panel discussion will be also available after the event, in case you aren't able to join us or are keen to watch it over again.

Booking for this event has now closed.