Hambastagi Consulting Group (HCG)
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Throughout his career, Kakar has actively participated in the process of reconstruction, development and peace building in Afghanistan.
As a development consultant he has evaluated programs of UN agencies and local and international NGOs. He has also presented lectures on issues of development, peace and human rights. He has worked on several research projects especially on issues of peace and development.
For the last 24 years, he has worked in key government positions and in national and international NGOs. Kakar obtained his MA in development studies from Kimmage Manor, Holy Ghost College, Dublin, Ireland.
He is the founding and board member of several Afghan civil society organizations and global network for peace and justice.
SENIOR RESEARCHER AND ANALYST Habib Rahman
has extensive experience in research and in ministerial policy development and support.He has worked in three ministries within the executive branch of Afghanistan’s national government. In late 2002, he joined the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) as assistant to Minister. In mid-2005, he served as a key member of the team put together by Minister Atmar. In October 2008, Wayand moved to the Ministry of Interior in the role of Senior Civilian Advisor where he coordinated and liaised externally on a range of important issues of mutual interest to Afghanistan, international donors, embassies, and bilateral partners. In November 2010, Habib Rahmanjoined the Hambastagi Consulting Group as senior researcher and analyst; the Hambastagi Consulting Group provides consulting and analytical services to the international community and donors on issues of national and international interest.
Rahman is recognized both for his highly developed analytical and research skills in the areas of rural development, education, security and governance, and for his interpersonal skills in bringing varying views to a consensus around important and complex policy issues. Habib Rahman has a Master’s degree from the Post-War and Reconstruction Department of the University of York-UK, specializing in rural development, local governance, and community development. Rahman was in 2011 selected as Yale World Fellow at the Yale University, United States.