Free and Fair Election Commission FEFA
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FEFA is a national, Independent and Impartial Institution working to ensure that all democratic process are implemented transparently through networking, Citizen participation and good govenance.
Board of Directors
The current board is composed of 7 members for a term of 4 years. Board’s term begun on Feb 2012 and are registered at the Ministry of Economy. FEFA’s charter suggests that at least one third of board should be selected from those who served as board members before so continuity and organizational memory could be preserved. As per the FEFa’s charter the board is the highest authority of the organization that is accountable to the Afghan public, the network of FEFA and its large number of volunteers.
1- Ahmad Nader Nadery: Nader Nadery is the founder and chairman of FEFA. As per decision of the board of directors Nadery assumed rule of executive chairman of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan on Feb 2012.
He served as Commissioner of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).
2- Mohammad Farid Hamidi: Mohammad Farid Hamidi is cofounded of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA). He is a Commissioner at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. He is a well-known lawyer with extensive experience on criminology and investigation. Before joining the Commission, Hamidi served as a commissioner at the Emergency Loya Jirga Commission where he led the work on rules and regulation for the Emergency Loya Jirga elections. He also worked closely with the Judicial Reform Commission in the training of lawyers andjudges on international human rights law and standards. He also led high level presidential panel in investigation of illegal seizer of public property in 2004. Hamid is a leading Civil Society figure and played central role in empowering civil society in the country since 2001.
3- Mrs. Sweeta Nori : Sweeta Noori currently serves as Afghanistan Country Director for Women for Women International. She directs programs that have helped more than 8,500 women by providing direct financial assistance, rights education, vocational skills training, and microcredit loans. In July 2004, Mrs. Noori launched the Afghanistan’s first microcredit lending program targeting women, which has since dispersed over $750,000 to approximately 2,700 women. She helps maintain a 99% repayment rate. Under Ms. Noori’s leadership, Women for Women International teamed up with the Afghanistan Ministry of Women’s Affairs to register 2,000 women to vote in the historic 2004 presidential elections and 1,800 women in the 2005 parliamentary elections. Prior to joining Women for Women International, Mrs. Noori served as an assistant for the Chairman of the Loya Jerga Commission in forming the transitional administration of Afghanistan. She has also worked for the International Human Rights Law Group and the International Rescue Committee. In October 2005, she addressed the United Nations Security Council and the U.S. Congress about the challenges Afghan women continue to face. She earned her BA in social sciences from Kabul University and received numerous training on leadership and non-profit organization’s management in UK and US.
4- Wahiduddin Arghun: Arghun is a very respected public service personality. He is currently leading the regional office of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission in Badakhashan province. He served as deputy director of Esteqlal High School, Afghanistan’s top school in Kabul. He also served as head master at the Estaqlal School. Prior to serving The Estaghlal High School Arghun served as the managing director of tourism department at of the ministry of culture and information. Helped re-opening of Kabul’s major hotels including intercontinental hotel. He founded a youth organization in 2002 and also helped establishment of victim groups in northern provinces of Afghanistan.
Rahimi earned his BA in social sciences and has diplomas in organizational development and a diploma in Management.
6- Musa Mahmodi: Mohammad Musa Mahmodi is a established Human Rights Activist and lawyer with over 10 years of experience in the field of promotion and protection of human rights in Afghanistan. He served as Executive Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). He has worked as Director of Bamyan Regional Office of the AIHRC and Deputy Country Director of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Afghanistan. He holds a law degree from Kabul University and earned his MPA and MAIR from Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA. Mahmoodi wrote extensively for national media on issues related to democracy, Human rights and political development in Afghanistan.
7- Sanjar Sohail: Sohail is one of the co-founders of Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA). He is the publisher of Hasht e Subh Daily newspaper, the leading award wining and biggest daily newspaper in Afghanistan with significant outreach throughout country’s main provinces. Sanjar Sohail also has been leading the only liberal student’s movement in the country in early 2002 and also has been one of the members of the Young Leaders Forum in the country. Sanjar holds more than 10 years of experience in the media sector of Afghanistan. As Sanjar was intended to contribute towards regional democratization and promotion of the freedom of speech, he established the Kohandazh magazine in north-east region of the country. Sohail has produced and presented a number of radio and TV debates on human rights issues and current affairs. Sanjar has also built its carrier in visual media by working as the Senior Advisor and News and Current Affairs Manager of the National Radio and Television (RTA) of Afghanistan. He served as the Current Affairs and Broadcasting Manager of the Saba TV (a privet not for profit TV station in Afghanistan). He is leading the national election observation body of the country. Sanjar has written extensively on politics in Afghanistan and conducted number of widely read researches and assessment reports on democratization and human rights issues in Afghanistan.