Country Director, Open Society Institute Afghanistan
The Afghanistan office is known as Foundation for Open Society Institute (OSI) in Afghanistan, located in Kabul. OSI headquarters is in New York.
The Afghanistan office provides support through grant making as well as general assistance to non-governmental organizations with the view of strengthening capacity on the ground, extending international expertise to the region, and promoting cooperation between local activists, international organizations and civic movements in the field of human rights. The ultimate goal of these activities is to strengthen civil society and to support networks for civil society representatives within the region and internationally.
The programmatic priorities in Afghanistan currently include Supporting Good Governance and Civic Participation, and Promoting and Protecting Civil and Political rights.
Summer 2007: I work as a founding director of WASSA in Herat, and also as a Senior Consultant for rule of Law, transitional justice, human rights and women’s rights in Open Society Institute (OSI) office in Afghanistan which is located in Kabul. This is a short term contract but may offer more in the future. At WASSA we are planning to open a sub office in Kabul, based on coordination needs and fundraising. So I have expanded my area, and I move between Kabul and Herat.