About DPPC

Who We Are, Journey and Leadership

Who We Are

Founded in 2020, the Afghanistan U.S. Democratic Peace and Prosperity Council (DPPC) stands for a strong bond between Afghanistan, America, and western allies. We stand for a future where Afghanistan has democracy, peace, security, and prosperity.


Our organization is led by reformers in Afghanistan’s Parliament-in-exile and Afghan-Americans who believe strongly in the benefits of an alliance between the people of Afghanistan and America. Our mission is to ensure that this bond stays strong.


We belong to the majority population under 40-years old whose hope for the future has been shaped by America’s sacrifices for our country. The Taliban’s forceful takeover has galvanized our commitment to advocate for the young generation of Afghans, who now live under the yoke of a totalitarian regime.

A 20-Year Journey

Since late 2001, when the U.S. liberated our country from oppression, the Afghan people have been on a journey from totalitarianism to representative democracy.

In the summer of 2021, however, this journey was interrupted and hijacked by the violent takeover of the country by the Taliban. Despite many obstacles and a difficult path filled with setbacks, challenges, and conflict before us, we will persevere and continue to fight for life, liberty, and pursuit of a democratic pluralistic political system that provides equality to all Afghans.

Inspired by our own achievements, emboldened by America’s commitment to our freedom and guided by the virtuous ideals America has shared with us, the Afghan people are committed, without exception, to the success of our democracy and a peaceful and prosperous future.

Council Leadership

Mir Haider Afzaly is a Member of the Afghanistan Parliament representing the people of Kapisa. Mr. Afzaly serves as the Chairman of the Defense Commission where he leads efforts to end corruption and mismanagement by the Government of Afghanistan and the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces.

Previously, Mr. Afzaly worked in the private sector as CEO of an Afghan construction company and in the public sector as an infrastructure development specialist, Treasury Chief of the Administrative Office of the President, and as Chairman of the Construction Control Directorate of the Municipality of Kabul.

Mr. Afzali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Kabul Polytechnic University and a Master’s degree in Management from Azad University.

 

DPPC Advisory Board Member, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament

Mir Haider Afzaly

Mir Haider Afzaly

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DPPC Advisory Board Member, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament

Naheed Farid is a Member of the Afghanistan Parliament representing the people of Herat. Mrs. Farid serves as the Chair of the Human Rights, Civil Society and Women’s Affairs Commission where she is a vocal champion for Afghanistan’s women and a strong supporter of human rights. Mrs. Farid became the youngest person ever to be elected to the Afghanistan Parliament in 2010 at the age of 27.


Mrs. Farid, through her family’s charity, the Farid foundation, works on humanitarian and educational programs for Afghan children. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Mother and Childhood Foundation of Afghanistan and worked for the World Food Program, Medica Modiale and Dacaar. Mrs. Farid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics from Herat University, a Master’s degree in International Relations from George Washington University, and an honorary Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Commonwealth University.

 

DPPC Advisory Board Member, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament

Naheed Farid

Naheed Farid

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DPPC Advisory Board Member, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament

Martin Rahmani is the Executive Director of the Afghanistan - U.S. Democratic Peace and Prosperity Council. In this capacity, Mr. Rahmani leads day-to-day operations of the council and develops and executes policy, communications, government affairs strategies and outreach to the Afghan-American community.

Mr. Rahmani is a founder and managing partner of Victory Six Advisors, an advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. that provides management consulting, strategy, business development and government relations services. Additionally, he has worked for a political non-profit organization and the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Rahmani holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in International Relations from American University.

 

DPPC Executive Director

Martin Rahmani

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Martin Amin Rahmani

DPPC Executive Director

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