Mohammad Naim

Program Director, Afghanistan

Mohammad Naim is the Program Director for the Center for International Private Enterprise’s Afghanistan office. He studied law and Political Science in Kabul University and Public Administration and Reconstruction Development at the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 1989.

Naim started his career in Kabul University, where he worked as an academic member of the Research Department. From 1990 up to December 2008 Naim worked at senior positions with the United Nations Office On Drug and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and UNOCHA Mine Action Program.

Naim joined CIPE’s Afghanistan office as Program Director in January 2009. He is currently in charge of program management as well as supervision and provision to the program staff. He is also responsible for conducting training workshops for members of parliament and Provincial Councils on economic issues, good democratic governance, combating corruption. He also conducts training seminars on advocacy strategy techniques, development of strategic plans, the role of business associations in democracy, monitoring and evaluation of advocacy outcomes, and other relevant disciplines for Provincial Business Agendas Advocacy Task Forces as well as Business Associations at national and provincial level. He also conducts policy roundtables in Kabul and targets provinces to create a forum for public-private dialogue among a variety of stakeholders to ensure pro-business reforms.

Naim has participated in numerous international conferences in almost 12 countries and authored and translated publications, including those of CIPE.