Mujtaba Bashari

Mr. Bashari hold his BS degree in Forestry and Natural Resources from Kabul University in 2009, post-BS in Forestry and Natural Resources from Purdue University, Indiana, USA in 2012 and completed his MS in Natural Resources Policy and Administration from North Carolina State University, USA in 2014.

Mr. Bashari has started his professional career with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Afghanistan program in 2008 where he served as the Wildlife Trade Assistant Program Manager, later on promoted to a Conservation Officer. In December 2014, Mr. Bashari completed his MS, upon returning to Afghanistan, he took on the job of Assistant Professor at the Department Forestry and Natural Resources in Kabul University, in order to be able train young conservationists.

As an individual consultant, he worked with the UNFAO and developed a full proposal (project document) for “Community-based Sustainable Land and Forest Management in Afghanistan” project and submitted to the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and hold USD 11, 000,000 for Afghanistan. Meanwhile, he worked with UNDP and developed a full proposal for Conservation of Snow Leopards and their Critical Ecosystem project and submitted to GEF Secretariat and honored to secure USD 3,000,000 financial support to Afghanistan.

Mr. Bashari currently is the Board Member of the Afghanistan Environmental Experts Association, Assistant Professor at Kabul University, and Policy and Public Relations and GEF Program Manager at the WCS-Afghanistan program. He is also member of CANSA-Afghanistan Steering Committee, member of National Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of Small Grant Programme (UNDP) and member of Global Youth Biodiversity Network.