Deputy ministers’ biographies
Deputy 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.