STARTUP GRIND
HOSTED
MANIZHA WAFEQ
(CHAIRPERSON,LEADING ENTREPRENEURS FOR AFGHANISTAN DEVELOPMENT)

KABUL – 31, JANUARY 2017 / 02:30 PM

MANIZHA WAFEQ, CHAIRPERSON
LEADING ENTREPRENEURS FOR AFGHANISTAN DEVELOPMENT

Winner of USA Enterprising Women Magazine Award and Leadership Award of National American Business Association in 2016 while holding the 40 under 40 Award from Kardan, Manizha Wafeq is now Chair of the Board of Directors of “Leading Entrepreneurs for Afghanistan Development (LEAD)” at the same time she serves as Country Manager of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program.

Ms. Manizha has been working for 15 years in executive and advisory positions with National and International Organizations such as KOICA, GIZ and USAID, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Her commitment for women’s empowerment and gender equality encouraged her to serve as an Executive Board member for Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) for two years.

Manizh Wafeq has co-authored a “Gender and the Legal Framework of Afghanistan” training manual and another training manual for Start-up Businesses. She has worked 10 years with “PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS” a program of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) and has trained more than 250 business women from Kabul and provinces. She currently pursue her MBA at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Her latest establishment as an entrepreneur is “Wonderland Women-Saleeqa”; a cloth manufacturing company.

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Hosted By

AHMAD FAHIM DIDAR

Ahmad Fahim Didar is the founder and Executive Director of Aghaez Professional Services Company, he is one of the few people in country whose academic and professional background combines the expertise of both business and information technology. With MBA Degree in Information System and 14 years of professional experience; Mr. Didar has worked with different National and International, Government and Private sector organization in higher executive capacities. Mr. Didar has been involved in setting up number of startups companies and has launched number of international brands in Afghanistan.

Mr. Didar is also director of silicon valley based Startup Grind in Afghanistan; and his company Aghaez Professional Services manages the events of Startup Grind in Afghanistan. Most Startup Grind events in Afghanistan are being moderated by Mr. Didar.

Ahmad Fahim Didar

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