Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai

Afghanistani Politician Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai

Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is a prominent politician in Afghanistan and the former chancellor of Kabul University. He is also the chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, an organization set up in 2005 to promote the ability of states to serve their citizens. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002, Ahmadzai was a leading scholar of political science and anthropology.
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Birthday
1949
home town
Afghanistan

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International community affirms Afghan funding
Fox News - over 4 years
International donors have reaffirmed pledges of $16 billion in support for Afghanistan, while expressing concern about corruption there. Representatives from about 40 countries and eight aid agencies met with Afghan officials Wednesday. They announced confirmation of commitments made in Tokyo last year to provide the economic assistance to Afghanistan through 2015. The U.N. deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, told reporters the donor nations told the Afghans that corruption "is a concern" of the international community that "needs to be addressed seriously." They also "treated very extensively" the issue of ensuring respect for human rights. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a top Afghan government adviser, says the country recognizes the need to "spend accountably, transparently, effectively and efficiently."
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Kabul Announces Fourth Stage Security Transition
Voice of America - about 5 years
The Afghan government has announced the fourth stage of the security transition, with Afghan forces set to take over responsibility for the security of nearly 90 percent of the country's population from NATO troops. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, head of the country's security transition commission, told reporters in Kabul Monday the process has been progressing since it began in March 2011. He said the three earlier stages of the security transition had put Afghan security forces in charge ...
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Press conference in Kabul
DVIDS - almost 6 years
Kabul based media representatives are cordially invited to attend a Press Conference held by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Chairman of Transition Coordination Commission on announcing the Tranche 3 of Transition Process
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US Family: Attempts to Free Taliban-Held Soldier Not Enough
Voice of America - almost 6 years
The parents of the only United States soldier captured and still held in Afghanistan are breaking their silence, urging Washington to do more to secure his release. Bob and Jamie Bergdahl spoke Wednesday with their local newspaper, the "Idaho Mountain Express," saying they are "frustrated with how slowly the process has evolved."  Bob Bergdahl said he is "pushing hard" for the U.S. government and President Barack Obama to secure his son's release through a prisoner swap, fearing any military rescue mission might result in his son's death. The Bergdahl's comments come almost three years after their son, Private Bowe Bergdahl, disappeared from his base in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province.  The Taliban have since released several videos showing Bowe Bergdahl in apparent good health, even exercising.  But the videos also show a young man who seems increasingly desperate to come home. In one of the videos, Bergdahl says, "The pain in my heart to see my family again doesn't get any...
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 61
    On January 28, 2010, Ghani attended the International Conference on Afghanistan in London together with president Karzai, pledging his support to help rebuild their country.
  • 2009
    Age 60
    This move by Ghani was a boost for Karzai's strategy of reconciliation in Afghanistan Ghani said hearing Karzai's second inaugural address in November 2009 and his pledges to fight corruption, promote national reconciliation and take over from international security forces persuaded him that it was important to help,
    On May 7, 2009, Ashraf Ghani registered as a candidate in the Afghan presidential election, 2009.
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    In January 2009 an article by Ahmad Majidyar of the American Enterprise Institute included Ghani on a list of fifteen possible candidates in the 2009 Afghan presidential election.
    Dr. Ghani is also a member of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, an independent initiative hosted by the UNDP. In the 2009 presidential election, he was ranked fourth in the polls, behind the president Hamid Karzai, his main contender Dr. Abdullah, and Ramazan Bashardost.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 58
    Doubts about his temperament seemed to be haunting him a few months later, in April 2007, when his name appeared as a possible candidate to head the World Bank.
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  • 2006
    Age 57
    Mr. Ghani was tipped as a candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 55
    After the election of President Karzai directly by the people of Afghanistan in October 2004, Mr. Ghani declined to join the cabinet and asked to be appointed as Chancellor of Kabul University.
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  • 2001
    Age 52
    Returning after 24 years to Afghanistan in December 2001, he resigned from his posts at the UN and World Bank to join the Afghan government as the chief advisor to President Hamid Karzai on February 1, 2002.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 47
    In 1996, he pioneered the application of institutional and organizational analysis to macro processes of change and reform, working directly on the adjustment program of the Russian coal industry and carrying out reviews of the Bank’s country assistance strategies and structural adjustment programs globally.
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  • 1991
    Age 42
    He joined the World Bank in 1991, working on projects in East Asia and South Asia until the mid 1990s.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 36
    In 1985 he undertook a year of fieldwork researching Pakistani Madrasas as a Fulbright Scholar.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 28
    He left Afghanistan in 1977, intending to be away for two years.
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  • 1974
    Age 25
    During his stay there he met his future wife, Rula Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was elected for the UN post, has ranked second rank in the UN election he is a well famous economist of Afghanistan and well known abroad. he has also taught in the Harvard University in the U.S. He returned to Afghanistan in 1974 to teach Afghan studies and anthropology at Kabul University before winning a government scholarship to study for a Master's degree in anthropology at Columbia University in the United States.
  • 1973
    Age 24
    He travelled to Lebanon to attend the American University in Beirut and earned his first degree in 1973.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born in 1949.
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