Biographies of Deputy Minister

.Biography of Ms. Spoghmai Wardak Technical & Policy Deputy Minister

Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan

 

Ms. Spoghmai Wardak, daughter of Abdul Mohammad, was born in 1963 in Shahrarah District of Kabul in a religious and intellectual family.

She started her primary studies at Maryam Primary School, and successfully accomplished her secondary studies in Zarghona High School of Kabul in 1981. After passing the Kankor test, based on her interest in science, Spoghmai Wardak was enrolled in Mathematics field of Science Faculty, and graduated on 1986.

Ms. Wardak served as Mathematics teacher and Head of Mathematics Department in Maryam & Adul Ahmad Jawid High Schools for 15 years. In addition, she worked with Save the Children Organization in different capacities of training and education for 10 years.  

Spoghmai Wardak has worked with Early Grade Reading national project of USAID in the last six months and has provided outstanding service to Afghan children and their families through this project.

While working for education and international organizations, Spoghmai Wardak has traveled in all districts of Kabul and to different provinces such as Nangarhar, Bamyan, Faryab, Uruzgan, Kandahar and Jawzjan. She is aware of the pains and problems of Afghan mothers and children and has supported them in education. Ms. Wardak speaks the national languages and is familiar with the English language.  

She loves to write and her favorite is poetry. The result of her talent are two printed collections of poetry in the Pashto language, and seven children’s picture and story books. Her third collection of poems includes 100 stories and songs and will be published soon. 

Spoghmai Wardak is the mother of four children, two daughters and two sons. She believes that all Afghan children are equal to her children, and serving Afghan women and children is her religious and primary responsibility.


Biography of Nabila Muslih, Administrative and Finance Deputy Minister

Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 

Ms. Nabila Muslih, daughter of Abdul Wakil Kohistani, was born in an intellectual family in 1973. She completed Amir Khosraw Balkhi Primary School and Fatima Balkhi and Hashim Barat High Schools in Mazar Sharif, Balkh Province. Ms. Muslih obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dari and English Literature from Balkh University.  After nine years in Germany, Nabila Muslih returned to Afghanistan in 2003.

Ms. Muslih gained huge experience during three years of work in aid coordination affairs with the German Embassy, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Women’s Affairs. She worked previously in Ministry of Women’s Affairs for more than three years and in 2007, established the National Gender Secretariat in the framework of MoWA activities.

Ms. Muslih also worked as a Gender Specialist in the National Horticulture and Livestock Program (NHLP) with Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock where she developed the NHLP Gender Strategy.

 She obtained her master’s degree in Policy Making and Public Administration from Kabul and Washington State Universities in 2010.

Ms. Muslih worked in Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission for one year and then joined the Canadian Embassy Program Support Unit as a Gender Specialist. She obtained an agreement as Advisor in Women and Girls Rights and Empowerment Section with the Afghanistan Government and Canadian Embassy. In 2014, Ms. Muslih continued her activities with international institutions as an Independent Gender Specialist for the Australian and Canadian Embassies and also UN-Women country office.

Ms. Muslih has more than 18 years of experience in administration, policy making, effective utilization of donations, inclusion of gender, monitoring and evaluation, and public reform fields.

She has professional work experience in international organizations and diplomatic missions such as UN-Women, UNDP, GIZ, USAID, World Bank, German, Canada, and Australia Embassies; while having special abilities in policy making and gender strategies, inclusion of gender, public administration, scrutiny of women’s rights in development programs, planning and implementation of gender special programs, enhancing capacities and work skills of gender, and monitoring and evaluation of national and international programs. Ms. Muslih can speak the national languages of Dari and Pashto, and the English and German languages fluently.