Biography of Deputy Minister of Municipalities

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Mr. Abdul Baqi Popal was appointed as Deputy Minister of Municipalities of Afghanistan in pursuant to Presidential Decree #2234 dated 14/11/1394. Mr. Popal used to work for UN HABITAT for 10 years as Program Senior Manager and Coordinator. He worked in Municipalities Good Governance in general and Unofficial Housing Improvement in particular. He functioned as Field Manager in southern provinces and managed all UN HABITAT multidimensional programs including National Solidarity Program in 9 districts. Mr. Popal also worked for several years with UNHCR, UNICEF and UN Refugees High Commission in Kandahar.

Mr. Popal holds a master’s degree in land and unofficial housing management from Urban Development Studies and Housing Institute-Netherlands and another master’s degree in MBA from Priston University-Pakistan and his bachelor’s was on ICT from Kabul University. Mr. Popal recently obtained his PhD from Atlantic International University.