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08 September, 2018
9:00 am
Hathersage Methodist Church, Main Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BB

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The PHASE conference is both a learning and social event – everyone is welcome, whether you are involved with PHASE or not (currently!). It provides a chance for supporters, partners, donors and friends to come together, find out the latest from Nepal, update on the project areas, learn about our future plans, and spend time with friends, old and new. Dr Gerda Pohl, Jiban Karki and other staff from the PHASE Nepal office will be in attendance to provide the latest information.

At 6pm, a Nepalese feast will be served up by local legends, Hungry Buddha

Tickets can be reserved here  (No charge, donations encouraged at the event)

View the Annual Conference Agenda

Who is Coming?

Alex Staniforth, PHASE Ambassador

Alex is PHASE’s resident ambassador and adversity adventurer. He has collaborated with PHASE on a numbr of fundraising events including three years of Walk for Nepal. Alex works as a motivational speaker and will be sharing some of his experiences and explaining his connection with PHASE at the conference.



 Jiban Karki, Executive Director, PHASE Nepal
Jiban recently finished his PHD on ‘Health Systems Actors Interaction in Primary Health Care’ at the School of Health and Related Research within The University of Sheffield. Jiban has been the Executive Director of PHASE Nepal since 2006. Jiban is a civil engineer and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies. He has 20 years of experience in managing infrastructure development projects and community development interventions in remote communities in Nepal.



Dr Gerda Pohl, PHASE WW Trustee
Gerda has lived in Nepal for many years and has been involved in development and health work in Nepal for more than 15 years. She is a practising GP and has qualifications in family planning, tropical medicine and medical education. Gerda runs the hugely successful volunteer scheme for NHS professionals to train Nepali staff.




Dr Dilys Noble – PHASE WW Trustee
Dilys has been a GP in Sheffield for over 30 years and has recently retired. Between 2011 and 2016 she has visited Nepal 8 times to mentor and support the staff and to teach both PHASE staff and government nurses. She joined the Trustee board in September 2013.





Tom Edwards – Director PHASE Worldwide

Tom Edwards joined the team full time in January 2018 as Director and had his first trip to Nepal in March. Tom’s background is in the UK charity sector with particular experience in fundraising, communications, governance, and charity management.





Krishna Khulal – PHASE Nepal

Executive Board member since 2014, has a lot of experience in development NGOs in Nepal, with particular expertise in logistics and HR management




Sangita Baruwal – PHASE Nepal

Nurse with PHASE since 2013, has worked in PHASE’s most remote health posts, and currently working in the Kathmandu office as a coordinator, with frequent trips to the projects






Junila Khokhali – PHASE Nepal

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM – frontline health worker) has worked for PHASE for almost 5 years and has been placed in several of the most remote project areas.






Karan Rawat – PHASE Nepal

Agriculture Technician (JTA – frontline agriculture worker) has worked in PHASE agriculture and nutrition projects in the Far West and Gorkha for the last 4 years.





local train times

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Parking in Hathersage


We can provide options for accommodation for those who wish to stay overnight.

For more information email tom@phaseworldwide.org

Tickets can be reserved here (No charge, donations encouraged at the event)