Deputy ministers’ biographies

Popal habibiDeputy minister of program’s biography


Mr. Popal Habibi was born in Nangarhar province in 1977 and completed his primary and secondary ‎education in Nangarhar province. ‎

Mr. Popal Habibi has more than 15 years of rich experience working within the Afghan Government, ‎NGOs and International Organizations. He has pursued his Master Degree in Applied Community ‎Development at the Future Generation University from the United States of America. He also holds an ‎Executive MBA from Preston University, Pakistan as well as MD in General Medicine from Nangarhar ‎University. ‎

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister for Programs at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and ‎Development (MRRD), Mr. Habibi served as Negotiation Technical Advisor of the Afghan Government ‎Peace Negotiations, Head of Executive Secretariat at Joint Commission for Peace Agreement as well as ‎Deputy for Operations and Acting Head of Executive Secretariat in High Peace Council (HPC).‎

As part of his career, Mr. Popal Habibi also worked at various managerial capacities such as Program ‎Manager for Afghanistan Grants at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Monitoring and ‎Evaluation Specialist with the United Nation Development Program, Head of Planning, Monitoring and ‎Evaluation at GIZ as well as Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for International Rescue ‎Committee (IRC).‎

In addition, Mr. Habibi has also attended numerous overseas training sessions on Result based Project ‎Management, Leadership, Development and Communications in the USA, Netherlands, Pakistan and ‎Thailand.‎