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Fatima Gailani

Fatima Gailani

Fatima Gailani is one of Afghanistan’s 21 negotiators in the peace talks with the Taliban, brining decades of relevant knowledge and experience to the team. She was on the commission
Ahmad Bilal Popalzai

Ahmad Bilal Popalzai

Ahmad Bilal Popalzai is the Coordinator to the Executive Committee at the Heart of Asia Society. He is also Office Manager at Mithra Associates DMCC, a Dubai based company. Popalzai
Mohammad Ehsan Zia

Mohammad Ehsan Zia

  Education MA, Post War Recovery Studies, University of York, UK, 2000 Years of Experience 35 Citizenship Afghanistan Languages English, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Turkish Professional Summary Career professional in peacebuilding,
Ambassador Vygaudas Usackas

Ambassador Vygaudas Usackas

Ambassador Vygaudas Usackas is the former Foreign Minister of Lithuania, EU Special Representative to Afghanistan (2010-2013), EU ambassador to Russia and Lithuanian ambassador to USA, Mexico and Court of St.
David Sedney

David Sedney

Mr. David Sedney is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the United States and former President of the American University of Afghanistan
Elizabeth Winter

Elizabeth Winter

A social scientist, with a career combining research, policy, coordination, evaluation and advocacy. Involvement with Afghanistan since backpacking there in 1977, and regular visits since then.   Concentrating on supporting Afghan
Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto

Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto

Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto is a diplomat, who served as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) from March 2016 until March 2020.
Josie Bassinette

Josie Bassinette

Josie Bassinette worked for the World Bank Group for 30 years. Much of her career was spent in development in Fragile and Conflict-effected States including the West Bank and Gaza, Lebanon,
Aref Dostyar

Aref Dostyar

Mr. Aref Dostyar is the Consul General of Afghanistan to Western United States based in Los Angeles. Dostyar worked with the Afghan government in different capacities including as Director General for International Relations