H.E. Mr Tahir Qadiry Ambassador

Tahir Qadiry (Mohammad Naim Taher Qaderi)


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland.  


Non-resident Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lithuania and Romania. 


Date and Place of Birth: 31 December 1985, Balkh, Afghanistan  


Language Proficiency: Persian/Dari, Pashtu, English, Urdu, Uzbek


Ambassador Qadiry is a multiple award-winning and globally recognized former journalist, possessing wide expertise, competence, and experience of working with various global media agencies like BBC. He holds more than a 19-year of experience in management, public policy development, media undertakings across various fields, content, and subjects. He hails from a milieu where he had been proactively and profoundly engaged in working with different government and non-government institutions. Before being appointed as an Ambassador to Poland, he served as a Minister Plenipotentiary, (Chargé d    Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India) for two years in New Delhi and as a non-resident CDA to Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. Conterminously, he co-chaired the India-Afghanistan Foundation (IAF). 




  Pursuing PhD. on India-Afghanistan Relationship post-2001 from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India since 2019 

 Master’s in Global Governance and International Public Policy, University of London, the UK in 2017

 Bachelor’s in Law: Political Science, Diplomacy & Administration, Balkh University, Afghanistan (2004-2008)

 Schooling - Istiqlal High School, Balkh, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan (Graduated from High School right after falling of the Taliban in 2002)  

 Journalism and English Language Diploma, Swan College, Oxford University, the UK in 2004

 Bilingual Journalist, BBC Journalism Academy, the UK in 2013

 Course Diploma “Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking”, Harvard University, Massachusetts, the US in 2020

 International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) alumnus organized by the US Department of State in September 2018


Professional Training (nationally and Internationally):  


  Public Policy, Admin, leadership – Guzinesh93 NGO – 2015  

  Management and administration Course: BBC, London 2013  

  Public policy and management course – Agef – Mazar-e Sharif, 2005 :   

  international relations – United College, London, 2014

  regional political analysis course – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2008

  post-war reconstruction – Dubai, UAE – 2012

  World Youth Congress afghan representative – Quebec – Canada – 2007

  Leadership  – Tashkent, Uzbekistan – 2005

  Journalism career intern – Dutch Welle – Germany 2006

  Journalism Attachment – BBC Monitoring, Reading, London 2004

  bilingual correspondent – BBC Academy, London – 2013  

  processing peace in Afghanistan – Cambodia,  2017   


Work experience:  


  minister plenipotentiary, Charge d‘affairs at the embassy of the Islamic Republic of AFGHANISTAN, New Delhi, India (From May 2019 until March 2021 ) 

  Executive Director of Mitra Global network  – From 2015 until 2019  

  BBC World Service, reporter/documentary maker based in London - From 2008 until 2015  

  political and Media Analyst   - ISAF  (part-time Work)   2006 – 2008 

  DIRECTOR OF BBC MONITORING, PAJHWOK (Manager in the North), REUTERS AGENCY– From 2003 Until 2008 

  Founder and director of Language Centre (Literacy Institute ), Balkh  (From 2002 Until 2008) 

  Founder and director of Jahesh Charity Organization, Heela Consultancy Kabul, Afghanistan  (2007 – present) 

  head of strategic communication/senior advisor to the Afghan minister of education 2018                                                  

  Co-Chairperson of India-afghanistan foundation – 2019 – present  

  Member of the governing council – raising house – youth-led think-tank based in India – 2020 to present




  Awarded with the prestigious One World Media Awards, the equivalent of Oscars in Media, in London for being a “New Voice” in journalism and leadership for my creative and in-depth analysis on Afghanistan. 

  Awarded the Utlesat Award for “Best Documentary of the year” in Venice, Italy.

  Have produced/directed/presented more than 10 award-winning documentaries

  Awarded Runner-up of the “New Comer” Award by the BBC.

  Awarded the “Young Leader” at the World Youth Congress, Quebec, Canada, 2007

  Awarded by the Afghan Minister of Health for my social activities in awareness programmes to counter-narcotics and addiction. 

  Awarded Amity’s Global Excellence Award – “Best Diplomat of the Year” Delhi – 2020

  Frequently participated in many important national and global conferences as an observer and analyst such as the Warsaw and Brussels Summits on Afghanistan.


Publications and Speeches:  


Ambassador Qadiry has written many Op-Eds and articles for well-known journals and publications.
You can search under his pen name: Tahir Qadiry.