Our Team

Hadi Marifat

Executive Director

Studied Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the UK. He obtained his master’s degree in Development Studies: Social Justice Perspective from the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Hadi has served as the Executive Director of AHRDO since 2009. He has also worked as a Country Analyst with the Centre for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Researcher with Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Regional Election Coordinator with the Joint Election Management Body and as an Advisor to Save the Children Alliance.

Anisa Amiri

Operations Manager

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Advanced Economics and Accounting from the Kateb University. Anisa has worked as a Finance/Admin Manager with AHRDO since 2012. Prior to this, she has worked as a Finance Officer with the Children of the World-Human Rights (EMDH), a Finance Officer with Marefat Development Society, and has provided finance and admin assistance to the Secretariat of the Afghan Parliament.

Kazim Ehsan

Program Manager

Studied Bachelor of Commerce as an undergraduate at Kurukshetra University in India and obtained Masters in Law from Avicenna University in Kabul. Previously, Kazim has worked as a Program Manager with the International Psychosocial Organization, a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with Toran Afghanistan, and a Researcher with the Afghanistan Watch.

Mohammad Hussain Saramad

Communication & Advocacy Manager

Holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Law and Politics from the Kabul University and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Avicenna University. Hussain has worked as the Executive Director of Marefat Civil Capacity Building Organization from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, he had worked as the Director and Deputy Director of the Research Unit at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission from 2011 to 2016. Before this, Hussain had worked as a Researcher and Trainer with the Civil Society and Human Rights Network from 2007 to 2011.

Salim Rajabi

Senior Program Officer

Studied Politics and Law at the Kabul University and did his Master of Arts in Islamic Law at the Lahore University in Pakistan. Salim has been working with national and international organizations in Afghanistan since 2005. He joined AHRDO at its inception in early 2009 and has played a driving role in successfully implementing 35 AHRDO projects across Afghanistan. He has participated in more than 10 professional trainings on human rights, conflict resolution, and theatre of the oppressed (polarization model) in Afghanistan and abroad. Previously, he worked as a Program Officer with the Japan Railway Union/Peace Action for Children, a Program Assistant with UNAMA and as a Program Officer with the Support Organization for Rehabilitation of Afghanistan.

Dr. Nik Mohammad Sharif

Senior Program Officer

Studied medicine at the Nangarhar University. He has worked as a Program Officer with the AHRDO since its establishment in 2009. During his nine years of work at AHRDO, Sharif has participated in more than 10 professional trainings on human rights, conflict resolution and theatre of the oppressed. Previously, he has worked as a Program Officer with the Afghan Health Training Center and Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, Program Assistant with the UNAMA and as a Program Officer with the International Medical Core.

Zahra Narrin Hussaini

Program Officer

Studied Archeology at the Bamyan University. Zahra has worked as Program Officer with AHRDO since 2016. Prior to this, she has worked as a Gender Advisor of the Bamyan Province Governor, a Regional Program Officer with HELP, a Research Surveyor with STALE International, a Trainer with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and as a Research Assistant with the Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education.

Khatera Safi

Program Officer

Holds her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kabul University. Khatera joined AHRDO as Senior Program Assistant in 2013. Prior to this, she has worked as a Program Assistant with the National Centre of Policy and Research (NCPR) at the Kabul University.

Hamid Fidel

Graphic Designer

Studied Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy at the School of Social Sciences of the Kabul University. Along with university studies, he simultaneously learned graphic designing. Since 2009, Hamid has worked as a Designer, Columnists and Editor with some of Afghanistan’s leading newspapers including the Outlook Afghanistan, Etilaatroz and Jame-e-Baz. He has also worked as a Graphic Designer and Web Manager with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission between 2012 and 2018.

Farhad Rezaee

Production Officer

Holds a Bachelor in Law from the Islamic Azad University in Tehran. In 2008, he obtained his postgraduate diploma in Film Directing from the Youth Cinema Association in Iran. He worked as a Cinematographer with different Iranian and Afghan studios and production companies between 2008 and 2014 and assisted in production of dozens of short films, documentaries and TV series. Farhad has also independently directed and produced few documentaries and short films. Previously he worked as a Production Consultant with the AHRDO and directed and produced “From I Through We to Community” and “Scars of War” documentaries.

Hadi Morawej

Production Officer

Has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Khatam-al-Nabeen University of Kabul in 2012. He has previously worked as an Art Director at the Andisheh Foundation from 2015 to 2018, a Photo Editor for the “Fragments of a Hidden Life” Photo Exhibition, a Photographer at the Kapila Production and as an Officer with the Afghanistan Astronomy Association. He has also worked as a graphic designer, editor and photographer with multiple magazines such as the Dore Dari Magazine, Sadaye Shahrwand Daily, Tahawool Daily Newspaper, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Elections Campaign Office, Jameh Baz Daily, 3rd Eye Photojournalists Center and Kabul Municipality and Tetra Tech. He is also a member of the Afghan Photography Network.

Fatima Alavy

ACMD Associate