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 signs contract for 150 shelters
    The contract for construction of 150 shelters for victims of Ab-e-Barik village of Argu district, Badakhshan province was signed between the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and Concern Worldwide...
  •  1450 families gain access to basic human needs
    The nine sub projects completed in Samangan province will enable approximately 1450 rural families to have access to basic services. These projects include: construction of eight community...
  •  Empowering Rural Women
    The 107 sub projects completed in Ghundaki, Bamyanchi, Qazayaghli, Ali Khel, Qara Khwal, Sahib Nazar, Qosh Zoo and Chinzee villages of Hazrat Sultan district, Samangan province will enable approximately 1060 rural families to...
  •  Road Project Starts
    Gravelling work of a road project was started in Badghis province. The mentioned 12-km long and 4.5-m wide road will be graveled in Abkamari district of Badghis province in upcoming one year. The project will be completed...
  •  Four thousand acres of agricultural land have been protected
    A retaining wall project was completed and handed-over in Toran village of Pashtoon Zarghon district, Herat province. The mentioned 60-m long retaining wall has been completed at a...


  • 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