Minister's Biography

Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)

H.E. Wais Ahmad Barmak

Age: 41 years

Education: MSc (Development Studies)

Work Experience: 18 years

Mr. Wais Ahmad is an MSc graduate (Development Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, UK. Prior to holding this post-graduate degree, he obtained a BSc degree, with Honours in Architecture, from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering in Kabul University.

Mr Barmak was appointed Minister of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development on 5th March 2012.  Since December 2008, Mr Barmak was Deputy Minister of Programmes leading and managing the MRRD annual portfolios until his appointment as Minister.



  •  MRRD Commemorates Martyrs’ Week
    In order to celebrate the martyrs’ week and 13th martyrdom anniversary of the national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud, Holy Quran recitation ceremony was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Rural...
  •  CIRDAP and Development Programs
    H.E. Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak-Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development attended in the opening ceremony of “Workshop on Horizontal Learning Process” launched at the MRRD here in Kabul. The...
  •  Completion of 16 projects
    Recently, sixteen development projects were completed and handed-over across seven districts of Baghlan province worth of nearly AFN 27 million. These projects include: construction of water reservoir, irrigation...
  •  27000 families gained access to necessary facilities
    Ten development projects of the MRRD were completed and handed over in Baghlan province at a sum of more than AFN 10 million. These projects include: one water reservoir, 63m long protection...
  •  Road Project Starts in Jawzjan Province
    Gravelling work of a rural road project was started in Shabarghan the capital city of Jawzjan province on 31 August 2014. The mentioned 6km long and 5m wide road will be graveled at a sum of USD 121...


  • NSP: National Solidarity Programme
  • NABDP: National Area-Base Development Programme
  • NRAP: National Rural Access Programme
  • Ru-WatSIP: Rural Water Supply, Sanitation & Irrigation Programme
  • AREDP: Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme
  • CARD-F: Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development - Facility