Brandt School Student Kanishka Wahidi Wins Kardan University “40 under 40” Prize!

Kanishka Wahidi, second year student of Master of Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School has recently received a prestigious award from Kardan University in Afghanistan. Kardan University is the first private university of Afghanistan, educating more than 5000 students per year and an alumni group of 1500 graduates. The “40 under 40” award recognizes 40 top young Kardan university’s alumni and students who have made an extra ordinary achievement in their professional career and academic endeavors in 2016.

Mr. Wahidi studied his Bachelor in Economics in this university during 2008 to 20012. He held the first position throughout his 4 years in his term and graduated with the highest CGPA of 1.00. He was also awarded Gold Medal by the Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan in 2013.

Mr. Wahidi has more than 5 years of professional work experience in the field of development, governance and humanitarian aid. He has worked in the ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Rural Development in Afghanistan. He also served in international NGOs, such as International Rescue Committee (IRC) and The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan. His recently worked as Head of Evaluation and Research Unit in the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Afghanistan. He is now a DAAD Scholarship holder to study in Willy Brandt School in Germany.

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