January 26 2014

Guest Speaker: Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashemi, MoMP Legal Director

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), in partnership with the USAID MIDAS project, launched the Knowledge Hub on Sunday. Ministerial department heads, their staff, and donor projects now have a place to share and learn about the mining sector, as well as a direct line of communication between senior ministry officials and donors.

Abdul Jamil Hares, the Deputy Minister of the MoMP, opened the first session of the Knowledge Hub. He encouraged participants to use the forum to avoid overlap and find common areas to work together. The hub will allow donor projects to share knowledge across the ministry including the departments of Policy, Legal, HR, Cadastre, AGS, and others. 

The guest speaker for the first session was Sayed Hashemi, the Director of Policy, who gave a presentation on the mining law, under review in Parliament, and his plans for the ministry’s legal department. Please see below for the full PowerPoint presentation. Important discussions ensued about Afghanistan’s environmental obligations, how to hire and train more Afghans in the mining sector, and how to better coordinate among projects and departments. Many participants connected for the first time.

The knowledge sharing will go on. New knowledge hub sessions are scheduled twice each month.


Powerpoint PresentationSession 1 Guest Speaker Mr. Hashemi Legal Directorate Presentation