Afghan Biographies

Khogyani, Sayma Saima Khugiani


Name Khogyani, Sayma Saima Khugiani
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1972
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Nangahar
History and Biodata

Saima Khgyani
Phone: 0700692115

2. Previous Functions:
School Teacher
Teacher and administrative assistant at the Shahed Mohammad Arif High School (1993-1996)
Swiss Aid, the Mother and Child Support Clinic and with the German Agro Action Program in Peshawar, Pakistan (1996-2001)
Red Crescent Society (2002-2004)
Women’s Department in the Nangarhar regional office of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) (2004-2005)
Journalist for Voice of America (VOA) for a short period of time while serving as the head of the
Independent Parliamentary Association of Afghan Women.
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Nangahar

3. Biodata:
Khogiani_SaymaSaima Khogyani Khogiani was born 1972 in Bar Bahra Village, Nangahar Province.

Khogyani graduated from Bagram Airport High School in Parwan province in 1990 and received her bachelor’s degree in science from the Science Faculty of Kabul University in 2009. She is currently (2012) studying Law and Politics at Aryana Private University in Nangarhar province. During the Taliban period, Khogyani worked with non-governmental  and aid organizations in Pakistan.

In 2002, Khogyani participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga.

She is a member of the Repubilcan Party. Khogyani leads an organisation called the Independent Parliamentarian Association of Afghan Women (IPAAW). The organisation teaches Afghanis about the importance of Parliament, and especially women Parliamentarians. Khogyani has received training for this from a German organisation.

She has had a long career as a teacher - some of it in secret at home during the Taleban administration. She has also worked in international and Afghan non-governmental organisations. Her credits also include participation in the Loya Jirga tribal council, drafting the constitution, and working for the electoral campaign of President Hamid Karzai. In addition to IPAAW, Khogyani works for the Voice of America radio station.

She stood for Wolesi Jirga Elections 2005 and she was successful in the election 2010.

Commission (2012): Natural Resources and the Environment

She is not married.

Khogyani speaks Pashtu, Dari and English.

Last Modified 2012-08-11
Established 2010-10-22