Dr. Wais Aria

Founder of Tabish  

Dr. Aria is a versatile leader with comprehensive experience in non-profit management in national and international organizations. He is an efficient and resourceful expert on issues of gender, development, refugee rights, and strategic policy development. He has in-depth experience in initiating and setting up organizations, developing and coordinating projects and teams, advocating for child rights, women’s rights, and gender-sensitive laws and policies with local government and international stakeholders in Afghanistan and beyond.

He is a graduate from Kabul Medical School and trained in peacebuilding, disaster management in the USA. Dr. Aria has more than 15 years of working experience in Afghanistan, Europe and South Asia.  In the capacity of Deputy Chair of South Asia Working Group, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), he is well known as a human rights defender and scholar internationally.