Minister's Biography

Acting 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.



  •  430 families protected from flood threats
    With a cost of AFN three million and 78 thousand one retaining wall project of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development was recently completed in Samangan province. This project includes...
  •  Completion of Canal Project
    With a cost of AFN five million a 230-m long irrigation project of the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) was recently completed in Shahrak district of Ghor province. Approximately, 166 families have benefited the facilities...
  •  Blood Donation to the Security Forces
    H.E. Wais Ahmad Barmak, Acting Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and several other employees of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development donated about 51750 cubic centimeters (CC) of...
  •  Four projects completed in Samangan province
    With a cost of nearly three million and 693 thousand Afs four projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation Program of the Ministry of Rural...
  •  AIRD organizes Workshop
    A workshop was organized under the theme of “Good Local-Governance” by the Afghanistan Institute of Rural Development (AIRD). The mentioned workshop was launched for 30 employees of the National Assembly at the...




  • 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