Afghan Biographies

Afghanistan 1400

Name Afghanistan 1400
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A small group of influential young Afghans have started Afghanistan 1400 on Dec 06, 2012, a civil and political movement that hopes to transcend old ethnic and sectarian divides. The group’s 80 founding members are influential as well as diverse, including top civil servants, businessmen, the president’s former spokesman Waheed Omar, a security adviser Abdul Ali Shamsi and one of Kabul’s most prominent journalists. (20121212)

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Mrs. Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson

Gharji Co-founder (20121212)

Salem Shah Ibrahimi, chief executive officer,
Haseeb Humayoon, chief executive of Qara Consulting, founding member of the group (20121212)
Ershad Ahmadi, director-general of Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ fifth political division in charge of the Americas and Australia, founding member (20121212)

Abdul Ali Shamsi, southern businessman, now based in Kandahar, who for years advised the governor of neighbouring Helmand province on how to reach out to the Taliban. (20121212)
Sediq Sediqi, Ministry of Interior spokesperson (20121230)
Hekmatullah Foushanji, Afghan National Security Council’s foreign affairs director (20121230)
Bari Salaam, civil society activist (20121230)
Mrs Najlla Habibyar, chief executive officer of Investment Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (20121212)
Omar Sharifi, director of American Institute of Afghanistan Studies,
Haseeb Humayoon,director of Qara Consulting Gran Hewad, Afghanistan Analysts Network’s researcher,
Farida Nekzad, Drector of Wakht news agency ,
Hashmatullah Radfar journalist,
Palwasha Mirbacha, civil society activist,
Waheed Omar, president’s former spokesman (20121212)
Abdullah Ahmadzai, former chief electoral officer at Independent Election Commission,
Assad Zamir former Government Employee,
Noorkhan Haidari former Government Employee,
Khyber Farahi, Government Employee,

Of the group’s reportedly 80 members, 15 members (including chairperson and chief executive officer) constitute its Central Council, which is led by chairperson Mrs. Shaharzad Akbar, who did her BA in anthropology in Smith College in the US and MA in development in Oxford University in the UK and is currently a senior consultant at Qara Consulting, and chief executive officer Salem Shah Ibrahimi, an advisor in the Ministry of Education.

Last Modified 2016-11-28
Established 2012-12-30