Personal History


Engineer. Nazir Ahmad Shah Wardak born in 1956 in Kabul Afghanistan. After receiving his high school diploma from Habibia high school, he pursued his higher education in faculty of engineering in Kabul University and obtained a BSc and postgraduate degrees in agriculture and irrigation engineering fields in 1977. In spite of many technical and non-technical certificates of study he also successfully completed online studies in the field of management and obtained the master and doctorate accredited degrees.

Engineer. Nazir Ahmad Shah Wardak started his first professional career at the ministry of water and power in Helmand and Arghanbad Valley Authority HAVA in 1977 and pursued serving at various senior positions with the irrigation and agriculture ministries in Afghanistan. After migration to Pakistan in the late 80s he joined the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and served as Coordinator of Water Supply Survey, Chief Engineer and Engineering Division Manager for the Rehabilitation Program for Afghanistan (RPA) for 10 years (1988 – 1999). The International Rescue Committee IRC is a non-profit organization which has been providing humanitarian assistance to the refugee population around the world. IRC’s program for Afghan refugees was opened in 1980 in Pakistan Peshawar and provided assistance including all levels of education, income generation and cross-border rehabilitation programs designated to support the repatriation of Afghans to their homeland from Pakistan.

Engineer. Nazir Ahmad Shah Wardak served as the Team Leader, National Project Officer and National Program Coordinator with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan and Afghanistan from 1999 to 2008. During that time he was responsible for a broad range of tasks including: social, cultural mobilization/liaising with the regional authorities, technical backstopping to UNODC headquarters in Vienna, survey planning & budgeting, surveyor recruitment and training, liaison & coordination responsibilities, development & refinement of the survey activities, field activity and managerial requirements with knowledge of local customs that guaranteed the success of data collection program and monitoring of the drug flow in Afghanistan.

Engineer. Nazir Ahmad Shah Wardak migrated to Canada In March 2008 and claimed protection due to some problems associated with his hard work in a very insecure environment in the areas of poppy cultivation survey/researches, particularly in the areas of drug flow studies “cultivation, production, trafficking” and poppy eradication verification program in Afghanistan. Currently, he is living with his family in Ottawa, Ontario as an Afghan-Canadian Citizen. He does not have a specific job according to his credential in Canada, but he is working with some of the social/cultural and community associations as an adviser, consultant, and volunteer on a part-time basis.

Engineer. Nazir Ahmad Shah Wardak was one of the well-known outstanding international basketball stars of Afghanistan between the years of 1968 to 1984. He participated in many Asian and European countries computations and honored Afghanistan in the national and international levels.