Abdul Waheed Wafa joins ACKU as first Executive Director
Abdul Waheed Wafa joined the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University as its first Executive Director on October 1, 2011.
A native of Kabul, Afghanistan, Waheed from 2001 until present was a Kabul-based reporter for The New York Times and helped run its bureau there. He is described by former colleague David Rohde as "the heart and soul of The New York Times bureau in Kabul for the last 10 years. More than any other Afghan, he made us optimistic about the country's future."
From 2010-11, he was a Neiman Foundation Fellow at Harvard University where he studied leadership, democracy and communications. Waheed earned his LLB at Kabul University and attended high school in Kabul.
Waheed is working closely with founder Nancy Hatch Dupree. Nancy says, "Waheed and I are mapping out strategic steps ACKU must take in order to move us dynamically into the future. I am grateful for his keen mind, insights and dedication."