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.



  •  Water Points, Source of Life
    The foundation stone of a drinking and irrigation water intake was laid in Samangan province on August 16, 2014. The water intake project will be constructed in Khudryan village of Khuram Sarbagh district of...
  •  Pyawosht Village to have Graveled Road in the year to come
    During his trip to Panjshir province on August 14, 2014, H.E. Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak-Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development inaugurated the construction work of road project...
  •  600 families Gain Access to Facilities
    Upon the completion of three projects by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development the residents of three villages of Qadis district of Ghor province gained access to transportation...
  •  Afghanistan: Women gain access to clean water
    Until recently, women in the village of Jukna, in the remote province of Badghis in western Afghanistan, used to walk four kilometres a day to collect drinking water for their families. And even then,...
  •  Completion of six projects in Samagan
    Construction work of six development projects were completed and handed-over in Hazrat Sultan district of Samangan province by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). These projects...




  • 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