Tariq Meeran

Tariq Meeran

Tariq Meeran

Mr. Mohammad Tariq Meeran is having 14 years of academic and professional experience in the field of IT at the public and private institutions. He has completed his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science at Kabul University, M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa and currently he is pursuing his PhD studies in Information Society Technologies at Tallinn University, Estonia.

At present, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Information Technology Department, Computer Science Faculty of Kabul University. He is also certified Cisco instructor and main contact for the Cisco Networking Academy Program for Afghanistan. His previous jobs have been as an IT Advisor for the IT Directorate of Ministry of Higher Education, Chief Technology Officer for a private bank, IT Manager at Kabul University, representative of Afghanistan in the NATO Silk Virtual Highway, Science for Peace Program in 2006 and as an IT Assistant in International Organization for Migration (IOM). He has played the key role in the establishment of the Afghanistan Research and Educational Network (AfgREN) under the Silk Virtual Highway project and laying the foundation for the Kabul University Campus Fiber Optic Network.

Besides teaching at Kabul University he is also working as a visiting lecturer at private universities. He is actively involved in research activities and his research papers have been published in IEEE and Kabul University academic journals.


Ahmad Waleed Khaliqi

Mr. Khaliqi is expecting his bachelor's degree in Computer Science in mid-2017 from a leading private university in Kabul. He is certified in MCITP and has academic qualifications in CCNA, CCNP and CCIP. He has Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) and Diploma in Accounting (DIA). While doing his degree courses, He is also a full time employee of Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture as an IT officer and has several years of professional experience with his current employer Bakhtar News Agency as senior IT officer and web Administrator. He writes articles for media and has great skills in online/offline journalism and blogging. Mr. Ahmad Waleed represented NITPAA and Afghanistan at India School of Internet Governance and ICANN 57 in Oct-Nov 2016 in India. Mr. Ahmad Waleed joined NITPAA back in 2015 as a regular member but, in a short period of time he was able to make it to NITPAA executive board. His passion for ICT, and commitment, dedication and immense achievements in executive board were visible to all and soon he was appointed as chair of NITPAA Public Awareness Committee by NITPAA leadership. In an early election by NITPAA main and executive boards’ members Mr. Khaliqi was elected as president of NITPAA for the year 2017.

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