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Thursday 23 January 2020

Ramazan Juma Zada

Province: Kabul

District: 6th District

Votes: 3148

Phone: 0799658658

Age: 33

New Member

First language: Dari

Party Affiliation: Independent

Commission (2012): National Economy, NGOs, Rural Development and Agriculture (Deputy)

Personal background: Ramazan Juma Zada, son of Juma Khan, was born in 1978 in Ghorbandak Village, Shibar district of Bamyan Province. Mr. Juma Zada is married and has four children. He is interested in swimming and volleyball, and speaks Dari and also Urdu and English.

Education: Juma Zada completed his primary and intermediate education in Kabul and finished high school in Pul-i Khumri, Baghlan Province. He entered Balkh Medical College in 1998. During his fourth year of college, he was left Mazar for Pakistan when the Taliban occupied the city, and he was unable to complete his education. After his family migrated to Pakistan, he took courses on business and information technology.

Civil society/NGO connections: In Pakistan, Juma Zada taught at the Aga Khan School and at the Hope Foundation. He played an active role on the Regional Advisory Committee of the Aga Khan Education Program and served as the deputy of the Afghan Rehabilitation Program (ARP), which was affiliated with the Aga Khan Regional Council for Pakistan.

Previous occupation: After the collapse of the Taliban in 2001, Juma Zada returned to Afghanistan with his family in March 2002 and worked for a local NGO as a program officer until July 2002, when he was appointed by the Aga Khan as a member of the National Council for the Economic Portfolio in Afghanistan. In 2005, Juma Zada joined the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce, and worked there as program manager and then program director. From 2007-2010, Zada was a board member of Focus Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan (FOCUS), which is affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). In 2009, he joined Chemonics International as a trade specialist. He resigned from Chemonics in June 2010 to prepare for his campaign.

Other information: Juma Zada has known connections to Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan and to Sayed Mansoor Naderi, the leader of the party.