Peace Talks 15: Aiding peace in post-earthquake Nepal

International Alert is pleased to invite you to a special fundraising night and Peace Talks panel discussion on:


Thursday 11 June from 7pm, at 15Hatfields, SE1 8DJ near London Waterloo

Nepal is still suffering the effects of its 10-year armed conflict, with many underlying causes of the conflict, such as poverty and inequality, yet to be fully addressed. When the country was hit by a series of devastating earthquakes recently, communities around Nepal quickly pulled together to help one another, while people around the world donated funds.

But in countries like Nepal, experience shows that large amounts of aid can do harm as well as good. How can aid and reconstruction efforts be delivered in a way that minimises conflict and fosters lasting peace?

Join us to discuss this topic with:

  • Bhagirath Yogi, Producer, BBC Nepali Service

  • Elizabeth Drew, Country Representative for Nepal, International Alert

  • Mark Segal, Senior Conflict Advisor, DFID

  • Premila van Ommen, Co-Founder of London-based Himalayan arts collective Satsang

  • Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert


  • 6.30 pm – Arrival and registration. Raffle tickets go on sale.
  • 7.00 pm – Discussion and Q&A
  • 8.20 pm – Newari cuisine (from Kathmandu Valley region of Nepal) served by the Yak Bites collective
  • From 8.45 pm – Nepali songs performed by Jerusha Rai and Shreya Rai
  • 9.15 pm – Raffle prize winners announced
  • 10.00 pm – Close

This event is a fundraiser for International Alert in Nepal, with all proceeds going towards our peacebuilding work and our efforts to ensure post-earthquake reconstruction in the country is fair and contributes to peace.

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Thank you to 15 Hatfields for providing us with a fantastic venue for this event.

Photo courtesy of the Asian Development Bank under Creative Commons.

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