Amherst Association of United Kingdom
Cordially invites Amherst alumni, friends and family for
Cocktails and Conversation
with Amherst students currently studying in London
and featuring a discussion with Keith Leslie '76 and Scott Leiper '76
about their recent efforts in Nepal and Cambodia.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Keith Leslie '76 began to work with Save the Children along the Thai-Cambodian border with Khmer refugees in 1981, then with the Thai Government on a regional community development project. From 1987-2006, Keith was Save the Children director for the Nepal/Bhutan and later for the Asia region, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. From 2006 to 2011, he worked with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal, first as a senior advisor for the National Human Rights Commission, then as the senior civil society and social inclusion advisor on their constitution support project.
Scott Leiper '76 has been involved in the design, resource mobilization and management of a large-scale relief, development and governance reform programs benefiting the people and the Royal Government of Cambodia. Since 1998 he has worked as a program management adviser to the government on a series of programs that have introduced the first, democratically-elected tier of local government in Cambodia, and which continue to transform public administration, public finance management and civic engagement in a post-conflict society. Mr. Leiper's 28 years of service in the United Nations recently ended and he is currently employed directly by the Cambodian government.
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