Abdul Wahid

Afghanistan

Mr. Abdul Wahid Wafa is the Director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU), a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates research and information sharing through the dissemination of knowledge and the capacity enhancement of Kabul University and other private institutions in Afghanistan. The ACKU collection holds over 150,000 documents that are available to students of all universities in Afghanistan, as well as to researchers, policy makers and development planners. Previously, from 2001-2010, Mr. Wafa worked as a local reporter for The New York Times based in Kabul, Afghanistan. While reporting for NYT, he travelled extensively in Afghanistan and gained vast knowledge about its people and culture. Mr. Wafa holds a BA in Law and Political Science from Kabul University (2007) and was awarded the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University where he studied leadership, democracy and communication at the Kennedy School of Government from 2010-2011.