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An Evening with Peace Direct

Interested in a career in charities or international development? Join us for an exciting collaborative event hosted by Eduventure DU and International Development and ONE Durham – with guests from international charity Peace Direct.

We will be learning about how the charity manages promotion of peace in locations of conflict, and what roles play a part in the profile of an international charity.

Peace Direct is an international charity dedicated to supporting local people to stop war and build lasting peace in some of the world’s most fragile countries.

The world is battling war and violence, and deadly conflict tears across communities around the world. It touches and destroys lives from Paris to Peshawar. Peace Direct’s work has never been more urgent.

Led by local people, they tackle the causes of violence at the root, and rebuild lives after war has torn communities apart. They are dedicated to making peace a practical option, ensuring local people have the skills and resources to make it a reality.

Join us to learn more about how to pursue a career with a true and lasting impact.

We’re excited to see you there!


6-7:30pm: Thursday 11th March 2021


Zoom webinar, the meeting details will be sent to you after you register for the event below.


Register on the form below. Places are limited so sign up quickly!

Our Speakers

Oscar Lester
Oscar LesterFundraising and Engagement Officer Peace Direct
Oscar is responsible for raising the charitable profile of Peace Direct and building strong relationships with their supporter base.

He holds a BSc in Politics, Governance and History from Canterbury Christ Church University, and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manchester, where his thesis examined the contemporary limits of Euro-American Statebuilding in both theory and praxis.

Dylan Mathews
Dylan MathewsCEO, Peace Direct
Dylan Mathews comes to Peace Direct from Y Care International a youth focused international development agency working in 20 countries around the world, where he was Director of International Programmes.

His commitment to supporting local organisations in the global south spans over a decade. He has worked for a range of UK based international development and humanitarian organisations, including Oxfam, Landmine Action, the British Red Cross and Oxford Research Group. Whilst at Oxford Research Group he authored ‘War Prevention Works’ which profiled the role of non-state actors in conflict prevention and resolution – a publication that helped launch Peace Direct in 2004. Dylan has been a trustee of Peace Direct for six years. He holds an MBA from the Open University and an MSc in Development Studies from London South Bank University.