Alumni Feature – Niamatullah Sayer

Name: Niamatullah Sayer

Year of Graduation: 2011

Q: Where do you work?

A: I work as a Corruption Prevention Advisor at the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Q: What do you do at your job?

A: We are the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, monitoring and evaluating anti-corruption efforts of both the Afghan governmental institutions, as well as within the international community operating in Afghanistan. We are here to find gaps in the current system by doing research and then issuing recommendations and benchmarks to effectively fight against corruption. I am mostly dealing with developing policies and preventive measures for fighting corruption. Every six months we report to the President, Parliament, people and the international community operating in Afghanistan.

Q: What was your experience at the Brandt School like?

A: The entire Brandt School period was an interesting period of my life; lovely and caring friends and classmates, responsive administration, and friendly professors.