Event: July 9th, 2015

*Photo courtesy of Aubrey Wade / Oxfam

Thank you to all who supported our fundraising efforts, for Oxfam, to help the people of Nepal.  You helped us raise over $77,000.00 in less than two months!  We were deeply moved by the outpouring of compassion and generosity immediately following the earthquakes, and we want you to know that your help has already gone a long way in Nepal.


We invite you to join us to hear directly from the Acting Director of global Humanitarian Response for Oxfam America, Nahuel Arenas (See Bio below).  This is an exciting opportunity to hear first-hand about Oxfam’s work in Nepal, and about accountability in humanitarian aid delivery.  Come learn how Oxfam’s approach to local partnership, rather than charity, comes into play in their relief and recovery work in Nepal and around the world.

When: Thursday, July 9th at 5:30pm to 8:00pm  (presentation at 6:00)

Where:  10 Estes Street – EBSCO’s Riverside Conference Room (Parking available in EBSCO lots)

Light refreshments will be provided; with live acoustic music by Peter Mercier of Salem.

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Umesh (aka “Zumis”), with his kids, in Bandipur, Nepal, in 2011.

Please join this event on Facebook, via Zumi’s FB page, so we have an estimation on how many guests to expect: https://www.facebook.com/events/468577059971834/  – Thank you.

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About Nauel Arenas, Acting Director of global Humanitarian Response for Oxfam America:

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Nahuel Arenas joined Oxfam in 2007 and since then has occupied several positions in the organization, leading humanitarian responses in Mozambique, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, South Sudan and supporting Oxfam’s response in Haiti. He has previously worked for Action Against Hunger and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in different countries, and consulted for UN-HABITAT. He holds a Master’s degree in International Politics by the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and degrees in Crisis Management and Public Policy. Nahuel joined Oxfam America in 2013 as Deputy Humanitarian Director, and is currently Acting Director of the Humanitarian Response Department.

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