FEFA's Board of Director

The current board is composed of 6 members for a term of 5 years. Board’s term begun on Feb 2012 and are registered at the Ministry of Economy. FEFA’s charter suggests that at least one third of board should be selected from those who served as board members before so continuity and organizational memory could be preserved. As per the FEFA’s charter the board is the highest authority of the organization that is accountable to the Afghan public, the network of FEFA and its large number of volunteers.
Mrs. Sweeta Noori is a long term supporter of FEFA. She currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission of Afghan Women Leadership Programs (PROMOTE). Prior to this she served as Afghanistan Country Director of Women for Women International. She directed programs that have helped more than 8,500 women by providing direct financial assistance, rights education, vocational skills training, and microcredit loans. In July 2004, Ms. Noori launched the Afghanistan’s first microcredit lending program targeting women, which has since dispersed over $750,000 to approximately 2,700 women. She helps maintain a 99% repayment rate. Under Ms. Noori’s leadership, Women for Women International teamed up with the Afghanistan Ministry of Women’s Affairs to register 2,000 women to vote in the historic 2004 presidential elections and 1,800 women in the 2005 parliamentary elections. Prior to joining Women for Women International, Ms. Noori served as an assistant for the Chairman of the Loya Jerga Commission in forming the transitional administration of Afghanistan. She has also worked for the International Human Rights Law Group and the International Rescue Committee. In October 2005, she addressed the United Nations Security Council and the U.S. Congress about the challenges Afghan women continue to face. She earned her BA in social sciences from Kabul University and received numerous training on leadership and non-profit organization’s management in UK and US.
Mr. Sohil is one of the co-founders of Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA). He is the publisher of Hasht e Subh Daily newspaper, the leading award winning and biggest daily newspaper in Afghanistan with significant outreach throughout country’s main provinces. Sanjar Sohail also has been leading the only liberal student’s movement in the country in early 2002 and also has been one of the members of the Young Leaders Forum in the country. Sanjar holds more than 10 years of experience in the media sector of Afghanistan. As Sanjar was intended to contribute towards regional democratization and promotion of the freedom of speech, he established the Kohandazh magazine in north-east region of the country. Sohail has produced and presented a number of radio and TV debates on human rights issues and current affairs. Sanjar has also built its carrier in visual media by working as the Senior Advisor and News and Current Affairs Manager of the National Radio and Television (RTA) of Afghanistan. He served as the Current Affairs and Broadcasting Manager of the Saba TV (a privet not for profit TV station in Afghanistan).  Sanjar has written extensively on politics in Afghanistan and conducted number of widely read researches and assessment reports on democratization and human rights issues in Afghanistan. Mr. Sanjar holds a Masters degree on development studies from University of Ottawa.
Mr. Arghun is a very respected public service personality from Uzbek community of Afghanistan. He is currently a commissioner at the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. Prior to this he was director of the regional office of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission in Badakhashan province. He served as deputy director of Esteqlal High School, Afghanistan’s top school in Kabul. He also served as head master at the Estaqlal School. Prior to serving The Estaghlal High School Mr. Arghun served as the managing director of tourism department at of the ministry of culture and information. Helped re-opening of Kabul’s major hotels including intercontinental hotel. He founded a youth organization in 2002 and also helped establishment of victim groups in northern provinces of Afghanistan. Mr. Arghun holds a BA in Law from Kabul University.
Mrs. Sadat is a women rights activist. She works as project manager on awareness on Women Sexual Harassment at Modern Education for Development (MODE). Prior to that she served as an administrator at USAID-Afghanistan. She worked as program officer at the Land Reform programs of USAID. She holds a BA in social Sciences from Kabul University and is a candidate for Masters of development studies.
Mr. Yousefi is Director of Afghan Management and Marketing Consulting, a privet sector firm. He founded organisation for preservation of traditional handcrafts and is engaged in social work and community development. As a businessman he always shown interest in supporting social causes and been engaged in volunteer social work. His interest in a democratic Afghanistan, led him to serve as FEFA's volunteer elections observers in number of elections.
Mr. Safi is a human rights activist. He currently is director of  the Caravan of Justice a social youth community based organisation. Prior to this, Mr. Safi was monitoring officer at the Human Rights Commission. Mr. Safi also served as lawyer for civil rights cases in province of Ningrahar. As a social worker, he always volunteered as an election observer.
Mr. Mateen Behroz is an active contributor to social causes, is a dynamic results-oriented manager with over 10 years of managerial experience in various organizations. He is the founder and CEO of two technology companies in Dubai and Afghanistan. Being innovative and adaptable, he is capable of leading professional teams and make decisions under challenging circumstances. Prior to establishing his own companies, Mr. Mateen worked with UN agencies and Afghan NGOs. He earned his BA on Management from American University of Afghanistan and studied Information Technology at Brains collages Pakistan and Information technology client support at Champlen College Quebec Canada. Mr. Mateen is key areas of profession is IT business management and development, System administration, Software proficiency and network administration.

Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed is graduated from law and political science faculty of Kabul University. He has experience on Research, Program Management, and Capacity Development. Rasheed is fully accredited trainer with BRIDG in elections and democracy. In addition to Dari and Pashto, Rasheed can speak in English.  He had been engaged as a senior researcher on the Afghan constitution developing process in 2003. He worked with the Free and fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) in June 2004, and led the training and program units up to March 2008. Rasheed also worked with the National Democratic Institute for international affairs (NDI) for more than six years for various senior positions. He led NDIís Elections program for almost four years. Rasheed had been worked as the deputy director for NDIís Elections Observation Mission (EOM) for Afghanistan in 2010. In the lead-up of 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, Rasheed worked with NDI local partners to prepare them for observing 2014 elections. Rasheed left NDI in June 2014 and currently working as Executive Director of FEFA. He is member of CSOs representatives and selection committee to the IEC and ECC- commissioners in 2016.Rasheed has participated in many international seminars and conferences on elections.



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