THE NEW AFGHANISTAN

7:00 PM on Monday 05 August 2019

THE NEW AFGHANISTAN

A Talk by Tahir Qadiry
Charge d'Affairs of Afghanistan to India

At 7pm on Monday, August 5, 2019
(Refreshments at 6.30pm)

At the FCC Auditorium
AB-19 Mathura Road, Opposite Pragati Maidan Gate # 7, New Delhi-110001.
(Parking opposite Supreme Court Gate D on BhagwanDass Road)

You are cordially invited.

S Venkat Narayan
President, FCC.

Mohammad Naim Taher Qaderi (Tahir Qadiry) is the Charge d' Affaires of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India. A journalist-turned-diplomat, he has a Master's Degree in Global Governance and International Public Policy from University of London, and a Bachelor's Degreein Political Science, Diplomacy & Administration,from- Balkh University, Afghanistan, a Diploma in Journalism and English Language from Swan College, Oxford University, and is a Bilingual Journalist from BBC Journalism Academy.

He started his first job with the BBC Monitoring in 2003 rightafter the fall of the Taliban, and worked till 2008. He then set up one of the first English and literacy schools in north of Afghanistan, and launched the first daily newspaper called "Sahar" the Down.

During 2008-2015, he worked as Producer/reporter/presenter in BBC Persian TV based in London. Was Director General of Mitra Global TV network (Nationwide) from 2015 till May 2019. Was Director of BBC monitoring, Pajhwok, Reuters agencies in Northern Afghanistan. Was Founder and Director of Jahesh Charity Organization, Kabul, Afghanistan, a non-political, non-profit organization working to promote the culture of volunteerism in the society and work as change agents. He also served as political/media analyst ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) in Northern Afghanistan.

He participated in many conferences, including the recent Warsaw and Brussels summits on Afghanistan, and covered them for media and established contacts with high-profile officials, donors. He has won the prestigious One World Media Awards, equivalent of Oscars in Media, in London for being a "New Voice" in journalism and leadership for his creative and in-depth analysis on Afghanistan. Was awarded the Utlesat Award for "Best Documentary of the Year" in Venice, Italy. He has produced/directed/presented more than 10 award-wining documentaries for BBC World TV/Persian TV.

He speaks English, Pashto, Persian/Dari and Urdu. He is married and has one daughter.