Minister's Biography

Acting Minister and Deputy Minister for Programmes

H.E. Mohammad Tariq Ismati

Age: 32 years

Education: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Preston University, Pakistan

Master of Science and Administration (MSA), International Development Program, Andrews University, Michigan, USA

Work Experience: 10 years

Mohammad Tariq Ismati was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 1979. After attending primary and secondary schools in Kabul, then graduating from high school in Kandahar, Mr Ismati worked with a number of non-governmental organisations and UN agencies in the province. In 2004 he was appointed National Programme Officer for the UN Development Programme’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme for southern Afghanistan, developing a strong interest in reintegration and community development.

In 2006 he was appointed regional manager of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) for its National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) in Kandahar..



  •  Residents of 70 Villages Gain Access to Facilities
    Upon the completion of two development projects, inhabitants of 70 villages gained access to significant facilities. These projects include: repairing and gravelling of five-km rural road,...
  •  Construction of NSP’s building starts
    Construction work of a provincial-compound for the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development was started in Herat province. The mentioned building/compound will be...
  •  Implementation of 21 Projects in Urozgan
    Construction work of 21 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Urozgan province. These projects have been...
  •  Ten-thousand families gain access to facilities
    With a cost of more than six million Afs 2 sub-projects of the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) were recently completed in Ghor province. Upon the completion of these projects about 10000 families gained...
  •  Implementation of 15 projects in Samangan
    Upon the completion of 15 development projects in Samangan province about 3010 rural families gained access to basic services. These projects include: construction of Community Center, retaining wall,...




  • 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