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Afghan infrastructure minister to speak at Engineers Against Poverty anniversary

Engineers Against Poverty

Afghanistan’s infrastructure minister is to be the keynote speaker in a special event to mark 20 years of the NGO Engineers Against Poverty.

The body is holding a special conference in September to mark the anniversary, with the keynote address being delivered by Afghanistan public works minister Yama Yari. Yari will explain how the country is moving towards more open infrastructure delivery while facing the challenges of operating in a fragile and conflict-affected state.

At the event engineers and politicians from across the globe are set to talk about the work Engineers Against Poverty has done over the past two decades. Speakers include Institution of Engineers Rwanda council member Cecile Uwimana and the Honduras Transparency Commission president Alfredo Cantero.

Engineers Against Poverty executive director Petter Matthews said: “Twenty years after our founding, the reach and impact of our work continues to grow. In a period characterised by climate change, conflict and growing inequality, the need for a charity focusing on engineering and poverty reduction is as relevant now as it was then.

“Our anniversary event will be an opportunity to share inspiring stories, anticipate future challenges and thank all those who have been part of our astonishing journey.”

For more information about the anniversary event on 26 September, visit www.engineersagainstpoverty.org and book here.

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