Afghan Biographies

Kakar, Mohammad Daim Dr. Dayem

Name Kakar, Mohammad Daim Dr. Dayem
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex General Director
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions Dr. Mohammad Daim Kakar:
WHO-Director of Preventive Medicine and Primary Health Care(1998)
General director of preventative medicine with the Ministry of public Health in Afghanistan
General Director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) (20101129, 20140120, 20150227-20151020)


3. Biodata Dr. Mohammed Daim Kakar:
Dr. Daim Kakar Dayem Kakar is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. He has also received his Master of Public Health from Liverpool University in the UK. He has been working in highly competitive positions and possesses scores of leadership skills.

Background ANDMA:
A visiting UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team in July 2006 found that Afghanistan's disaster management system, along with its inadequate resources, was in need of urgent "revitalisation and modernisation". The UNDAC mission set out 73 recommendations, among them 29 with only a three-month deadline, to remedy the country's weak disaster management capacity. Over a year later (2008), Afghan officials concede there has been a general lack of progress in implementing UNDAC's recommendations. It has been difficult to prioritise disaster management in government policies on the one hand, and to attract donor interest in the building of a strong disaster management capacity on the other. As a result, national and provincial institutional instruments to deal with humanitarian emergencies have remained weak and ineffective up to date (2009). Several parliamentarians 20100104 lashed out at the poor performance of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and demanded its immediate dissolution.

Wolesi Jirga on 20111022 approved a new law for Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA). According to the new law, five ministers holding the portfolio of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Health, Public Works, Finance and Agriculture each will lead the committee for six month rotation and Vice President Kalili will loose the chairmanship of the committee.(20111024)

Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority
Registered With: Ministry of Economy Location: Kabul Address: Opposite of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office Phone: 020 210 1319
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