General Director of Afghanistan's Municipal Affairs

General Director of Afghanistan's Municipal Affairs

General Director of GDMA is Mr. Abdul Baqi Popal. Before joining GDMA in March 2011, he was a Senior Program Coordinator and Manager at the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN-­‐Habitat) in Afghanistan for ten years. At that time he worked on establishing good governance in municipalities in general, and on informal settlement upgrading in particular. As Regional Program Manager for South Afghanistan, Mr Popal managed the portfolio of UN-­‐Habitat multi-­‐sector programs, including the National Solidarity Program (NSP) in nine rural districts. Previously he worked for UNICEF and UNHCR in Kandahar.