Board of Director (Profile):

LSO has an independent and well reputed board of directors that lead the organization strategic direction, governance, contribution to fund raising, supervision and accountability. As first of its kind in Afghanistan, an experienced, representative and proactive board of director has been established to govern, oversee and promote LSO that ensure the success of this organization becoming a respected and legitimate force for development of community and disadvantaged group.

  1. Zakia Rezaie (Chair of Board): Ms.Rezaie was born and raised in Daikundi province. She has a master’s degree in law and political science. She has an experience of more than ten years in women rights and gender equality. She worked with Ministry of Women Affair as computer’s operator and MoU manager in her early career. She served as Director of Directorate of Women Affairs in Daikundi and Bamyan provinces. She served as a head of Daikundi Directorate of Women Affair between 1 March 2013 to 31 May 2019 and she also worked as a director of Bamyan Directorate of Women Affair between Jun-2019 to 15 August 2021. She can be reached at, Mobile: 0766701663.
  2. Zakir Amiri (Non-voting member of Board): Zakir Hussain Amiri graduated from medical faculty, Balkh University in 1999. Dr.Zakir has served vulnerable families including mother and children for more than 20 years in central highland region of Afghanistan through community based healthcare, nutrition and livelihood security. For this end, he worked as a doctor in community based health care centers with support from Action against hunger and Bakhtar Development Network (BDN) from 2001 to 2009. He also advocated for well-being and improvement of vulnerable families lives in rural villages of Daikundi province, attracted a number of international organizations and central government’s support to invest in the health, education and agriculture sector in Daikundi province. His advocacy has not only been limited to advancement of lives in Daikundi, but he was also nominated for Afghan parliamentary election twice on behalf of people of Daikundi province in 2006 and 2010 to be true voice of people in Afghan government. In both elections, he got a good number of the votes (more than 6,000 ballots). Given the needs of communities and in order to reach out the poor, Zakir Amiri realized that he can support needy people more if he establish an organization himself, so, he along with a number of likeminded youth registered LSO with the ministry of economy of Afghanistan in 2010. Since then, he has served hundreds of communities in Daikundi and Bamyan provinces. Mr.Amiri can be reached at, +93 77 238 483 4.
  3. Benazir Jafari (Member of Board): Ms.Benazir Jafari is a board member of LSO. She was born and raised in Daikundi province. She graduated from Faculty of Law, Nasir Khusraw University. Ms.Jafari has an experience of more than seven years advocating for women rights and children in rural areas of Daikundi province. She was legal advisor in Directorate of Women Affair for five years, as well as she served as head of Directorate of Women Affair in Nili, Daikundi province. She has been an active been member of board, made significant contribution to organization’s human rights achievement and strategic planning and fundraising. Ms.Jafari can be reached; Phone: +93767930346.
  4. Fazal R Monib (Member of Board):  He is highly motivated, experienced, and dedicated individual with a high sense of responsibility. Monib has worked for the USAID, United Nations, and International organizations for over 12 years. He worked as Project Management Specialist with USAID/Afghanistan, Deputy Program Manager and M&E Officer with UN Women, M&E Manager with University of Massachusetts for USAID Higher Education Project, Senior M&E Specialist with USAID Kabul City Initiative Project. He had also worked in different positions with HealthNet TPO, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Aide Medicale Internationale, and BRAC-Afghanistan. Through working in different positions and organizations, he has obtained comprehensive knowledge and experiences of various areas such as Project/Program Management, M&E and Reporting, Grant Management, Donor Coordination, and Administration and Finance.
  5. Ahmad J Nawzad (Member of board): He is holding MBA and a Bachelor of Agriculture from Afghan universities. He has a working experience of over 10 years in development and capacity building of NGOs and civil society organizations in central highland region of Afghanistan. He developed the AKF Development operational plan and assessment tools for CSO capacity building and contributed to implementation of specific women headed CSOs Capacity Building Programming. Mr.Nawzad also developed AKF youth strategy and established 3 Youth Resource Centers in Bamyan, Daikundi and Takhar-Afghanistan. He also supported establishment of Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) to address the need for recognized transparent accreditation of LNGOs in Afghanistan. Mr.Nawzad can be reached at:, Mobile: +93 (0) 793872421.