President, Afghan Evaluation Society (AfES)
Mr. Samandar Mahmodi has over ten (10) years of professional experience in social research, surveys, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; designing, developing and managing M&E systems. Mr Mahmodi has worked with a broad range of programs and projects in the areas of civil society empowerment, anti-corruption and good governance, private sector investment and capacity building.
He has also led the National M&E Stakeholders’ Assessment and contributed to the developed of National RBME Policy Framework for the Office of the President, and has led, managed and worked as a team member in over 30 national research, surveys and evaluations in Afghanistan.
Mr Mahmodi has an Associate degree in Computer Sciences, a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and an International Certificate in International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Mr Mahmodi has also attended professional trainings in anti-corruption from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy, and Central European University (CEU) in Hungary. He is an advocator, fan and lobbyist of evaluation for sustainable development in Afghanistan and the region.