Below the members of executive committee at Integrity Watch. The Executive Director is responsible for overall management and reports to the Board of Directors. The Deputy Director reports directly to the Executive Director and serves as a liaison for the Board of Directors in addition to managing; donor coordination, organizational management issues and providing programmatic support. The Head of Advocacy and Communications manages advocacy and communication unit. The Head of Research managers the research projects while the Head of Programs is responsible for community monitoring programs.
Sayed Ikram Afzali is the Executive Director of Integrity Watch since 2014. Mr. Afzali is also the Chairman of the Oversight Commission on Access to Information since 2015. He has worked in the area of democratic governance with a focus on civil society and anti‐corruption for more than a decade. He has been working with the civil society and media in Afghanistan since 2005. Mr. Afzali has managed and overseen various projects related to policy research, good governance, and anti‐corruption with national and international organizations. He has worked as the Coordinator of the Center for Policy and Human Development at Kabul University, Project Specialist with UNDP, and Civil Society Manager of UNDP Accountability and Transparency Project. Mr. Afzali has completed his post-graduate studies in public administration at London School of Economics and Political Science and has completed his under-graduate studies in political science and public administration at the American University of Afghanistan.
Deputy Executive Director
Before joining Integrity Watch Afghanistan, Norville Connolly was a solicitor in private practice in Ireland for over 30 years. He was President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland in 2010, was Senior Officer & Vice Chair Elect of the Bar Issues Commission of the International Bar Association’s Bar (IBA) Issues Commission and a member of the Council of the IBA’s Human Rights Commission until 2018. He is a director of Irish Rule of Law International an Irish NGO providing pro bono legal help internationally. Norville has a BA/MA from Trinity College Dublin (Economics, Philosophy & History), a Solicitors Qualification (Queens University Belfast), a Diploma in European & Commercial Law (Queens University Belfast) and a Masters in Philosophy in International Peace Studies (Trinity College Dublin).
Head of Programs Ajmal Khaliqi is working as deputy head of programs with Integrity Watch Afghanistan. He has been active with civil society since 2010. He has worked as lecturer in Kandahar University Engineering Faculty from 2003 to 2010 during the mentioned time he worked with UNOPS and UN-Habitat as Senior Engineer and trainer. He has a Bachelor degree from Kabul polytechnic university. He has joined Integrity Watch Afghanistan in June 2010.
Head of Research
Ezatullah Adib is the Research Manager at Integrity Watch. Mr. Adib has extensive experience in leading research projects. He has many years of experience in conducting research in Kabul and in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan undertaking research design, qualitative and quantitative assessments, designing questionnaires, trainings, field data collection and management. He has conducted studies on public opinion, public policy survey research and socio-economic baseline survey. Prior to joining Integrity Watch, he has worked as a national consultant, research coordinator and as a researcher for several research and consulting firms. He has also worked in managerial positions at different international firms. Mr. Adib holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and management and currently studying international trade in Afghanistan.
Mohammad Naser Timory
Head of Advocacy and Communications
Mr. Timory joined Integrity Watch as a researcher in January 2015 and was part of National Integrity System Assessment (2015), Community Score Card of Kabul Municipality (2016), Scoping Study of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (2016) and Fighting Corruption in Afghanistan: Solving the Institutional Puzzle (2016). He was previously Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Herat University and has taught for more than five years. Mr. Timory has a BA in Philosophy from Fergusson College (Pune) and completed his post-graduate studies in International Relations from South Asian University (New Delhi).
Abdul Qayum Aria joined Integrity Watch Afghanistan as Financial Accountant in 2015 and then was promoted to Coordination/ Internal Audit Specialist. Currently, he is leading the Monitoring and Evaluation department. Mr. Aria has worked with several international and national organizations for over 6 years and has working background with the Chemonics International, Global Partnership for Afghanistan (GPFA) and Government of Afghanistan. Mr. Aria has completed his post-graduate studies in Project Management at Salford International University (UK) and completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration at the Kardan University.