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...
  •  Congratulatory Message on the eve of Independence Day
    The Leadership Board and Personnel of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) congratulate 28th Asad (19 August) precious Independence Day to you, and all brave and...
  •  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...
  •  Condolence Message
    The leadership board, employees and personnel of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) offer their deepest condolence and sympathies over the death of Sayed Mohammad Azil, Sr. Journalist of the Information...
  •  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...




  • 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