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Organizational Structure

EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) is governed by its Board of Directors and managed by its Management Team.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the approval of EPD’s strategic plan, annual work plans, annual budget, and organizational policies. The Board is also responsible for the appointment and dismissal of senior positions in the organization. The Board provides supervision for the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and represents EPD in domestic and international events and meetings. The Board is comprised of a minimum of 6 and maximum of 9 members who serve for a three-year term on a voluntary basis.

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EPD pic 4Mr. Jeremiah Pam

Mr. Pam has worked for the U.S. government in multiple positions and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and affiliated with the Global Law and Finance Network. Before his career in international affairs, Mr. Pam worked as an International Finance Lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb in New York for more than five years….




Najiba AyobiMs. Najiba Ayubi

Mrs. Najiba Ayubi is a journalist, women rights activist and author of several publications. She currently serves as Director General of Development and Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan (DHSA).Mrs. Ayubi has been active in the fields of journalism and humanitarian assistance since the establishment of the Interim Administration in Afghanistan….




Mary Akrami PhotoMs. Mary Akrami

Mary Akrami is the Director of AWN and former Executive Director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC), the organization that established the first shelter for women at risk in 2003.She envisioned an equitable and peaceful society and initiated the community-based peace Shuras (councils) in different provinces of Afghanistan….




Fahim 2015Mr. Ahmad Fahim Hakim

Ahmad Fahim Hakim was born in 1958 in Kabul where he grew up in an educated family. He has studied in Post-war Recovery, PRDU University at York, UK and was awarded MA in 1998. Ahmad Fahim Hakim is a researcher and has years of experience in providing consultancy in field of governance …



MasoodMr. Masood Karokhil

Masood Karokhail is the Director and co-founder of The Liaison Office (TLO) established 2003 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Under his leadership, TLO has grown into one of Afghanistan’s premier research, peace-building and livelihood NGOs. Karokhail is strongly committed …



Management Team

The Management Team consists of an Executive Director, Deputy Director,  Finance Manager, Technical Advisor and Associate. The Management Team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of EPD and its staff. The Management Team prepares and implements EPD’s annual plan and budget, mobilizes resources, and supervises the implementation of projects, and is responsible for the development of EPD’s policies and procedures, including decision-making, media relations, communication, and advocacy.

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WKMr. Wajid Khan, Executive Director

EPD’s Executive Director, is an Associate Member of Financial Accountants (IFA), UK and Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australia. Currently, he is pursuing Chartered Accountancy (CA Finalist) from ….



Ms Ruqaia.jpg 22222Ms. Ruqaia Tabasum, Program and Gender specialist 

Ms. Tabasum has global experience of more than 10 years mostly focusing on Gender Rights and more specifically working on women in peace and conflict, women’s access to education and health, and …..




towfeeq picMr. Towfeeq Samim, Admin/HR Manager

Towfeeq Samim is working with EPD as Admin/HR Manager. He has several years of experience in finance and administration with NGOs and Afghan government. He is expert in recruitment and procurement with years ….




ForozanMs. Forozan Rasooli

Ms. Forozan Rasooli is working as the Deputy Director at Equality for Peace and Democracy (EPD). It’s worth mentioning that in the year 2015, out of 800 applicants, she was successful to be one of the 15 awardees of ….