Amal Yemen- an event to inspire hope through coffee.
Team fundraiser • 2 members • 2 charities
Raising money for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Mercy Corps
Amal Yemen is a fundraising event to inspire hope through coffee in a country affected by 5 years of civil conflict and a crippling humanitarian crisis.
It is a spontaneous movement designed to illuminate Yemeni coffee history, culture and arts while raising funds for humanitarian relief efforts.
It is a gathering place for collective sharing of perspective and a vehicle for connecting an international audience to Yemen’s past, present and future through the lens of its legendary coffee industry.
It is an attempt to better understand the dire circumstances Yemeni people are facing due to conflict and catalyse new efforts to address them.
It is an aspirational and unprecedented event. On April 9th 2021 people from around the world will come together to learn about Yemen’s coffee history and current state, get an unflinching and insightful analysis of the crisis and its roots from leading coffee personalities, journalists, historians and artists.. Critically, this event will serve as a vehicle to mobilise communities towards understanding and supporting coffee’s role in delivering hope and life to millions of Yemenis.
Programme of the online event on April 9th 2021 (GMT time):
17:30- 18:00: Guided Yemen Coffee Tasting Session by Geoff Watts (for those who purchase any of the coffee packages)
18:00 - 18:05: Welcome and introduction
18:05 - 18:20: The Birthplace of Coffee Culture by Jonathan Morris
18:20 - 18:30: The Yemen Coffee lands by Faris Sheibani & others
18:30 - 18:40: Yemenia Genetic Discovery & Climate Change by Dr Christophe Montagnon
18:40 - 18:50: The World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis by Nawal Al Maghafi
18:50 - 19:00: Live Yemeni Oud Performance by Ahmed Al Shaiba
19:00 - 19:10: Raffle Drawing
19:10 - 19:20: Discussion & Q/A
Register for the event on Eventbrite.
For more information please visit the event website.
All funds raised will be donated to Mercy Corps or Médecins Sans Frontieres.
Notes for UK and US donors:
For UK tax deductibility please donate to the MSF page.
For US tax deductibility please donate to the Mercy Corps page.