Naweed Kawusi, Program Director

Fmr. Director of Veterans’ Affairs
Fmr. Director of International Cooperation
Ret. ANDSF Colonel

Naweed brings a versatile background to the table having led multi-sector and complex projects and programs with United Nations, USAID, private sector in a civilian capacity and strategic and multifaceted national programs with international partners supporting the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces in a military capacity reaching the rank of colonel before the fall of Kabul in the hands of Taliban.

Prior to joining EOPA, Naweed was director general for the Afghanistan National Police’s Veterans’ Affairs department overseeing support and outreach to over 130 thousand police families across the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. During this posting, he transformed the benefits and assistance program for police families from paper-based to digital and saved millions of Afghanis from risk. Before that, he was the director for international cooperation for ANP where he was responsible for fundraising, strategic program development, and donor coordination with the 22-nation Law and Order Trust Fund (LOTFA).