Nafi

Afghanistan

Mr. Nafi Olomi is the Director of the Analysis Department at the National Directorate of Security of the Government of Afghanistan. Prior to his current post, he was an independent political analyst/consultant and CEO/owner of Blueberry Construction Company based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. From 2010 to 2011, he was a political advisor to the European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Olomi worked with UNDP and various international NGOs such as Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). Mr. Olomi has done extensive work on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, facilitated numerous track II peace talks and worked on regional economic cooperation promoting Afghanistan as a regional hub between Central Asia and South Asia. Mr. Olomi co-authored a book, The Battle for Khorasan, which studies the Afghan war and its relation to regional geostrategic dynamics. Mr. Olomi holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European Peace University in Austria (2008).