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
❖ 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
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
❖ 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.