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Role Players 2018

Nargis Nehanis

Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleumfor
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Nargis Nehanis currently the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleumfor the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. She is one of the most dynamic female leaders in the Mining world and is known for her inclusive yet decisive management style.

Minister Nehan took charge of the Ministry (popularly referred to as 'MoMP') in April 2016 at the young age of 37, making her one of the youngest female Ministers in the world! However, she is not new to holding positions of responsibility. She has been working for the Afghan government in various roles since 2001.

At MoMP, Minister Nehan has led several reform initiatives. She came to the Ministry at a time when many in the Afghan government and international community had given up on the Ministry as a corrupt and dysfunctional institution. Since taking office, she has worked tirelessly to reform the Ministry and re-engage partners - international and national and make them direct partners in the sunrise sector of Afghanistan, 'Mining'. Taking a long view of the sector and her own part in its future, Minister's Nehan's favourite quote is, "if you have the talent and capacity, you will find the support to get things done!"