|History and Biodata
Fahim Hakim, who was appointed to the ECC by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, is a qualified social and development worker with over 18 years of experience working as an activist and mobilizer for peace building and human rights activities. He worked with the UNCHS (Habitat) Afghanistan programme for seven years, and actively supervised relief and rehabilitation activities in war-torn and divided societies since 1990. He was an associate professor at Kabul University. He worked as director of the Afghan network “Co-operation for Peace and Unity”, initiating conflict transformation and peace-building initiatives at the grass roots level before joining the Commission. As an active member of the Afghan civil society he attended the Bonn Conference. Mr. Hakim is a founding member of Afghan Civil Society Forum and other civil society organizations. He was actively involved in monitoring of the Emergency Loya Jirga, as well as Constitutional Loya Jirga. He has been closely working with Ministry of Education in developing a new teaching curriculum to incorporate human rights messages. Hakim holds a B.S. in architecture from Faculty of Engineering, Kabul University and an M.A. in postwar recovery from York University, York, UK. In 2006, he was a member of a UNHCHR delegation to enhance capacity building and consultation on transitional justice and national consultation in Burundi. He was also a research fellow with the United States Institute of Peace in 2008. He holds an MA on Post-war Recovery from the University of York, UK. Prior to taking up his function as ECC Commissioner, he served as deputy chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.