Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada

Deputy Director General on Policy and Planning

Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority


M. Qasim Wafayezada was born in Waras district of Bamyan Province in 1980. He finished school in Panjab High School and graduated from Journalism Faculty of Kabul University in 2005. He was awarded MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarship from 2007-2013. Mr. Wafayezada earned his Masters’ Degree on International Communications and was awarded the certificate for the best MA dissertation of 2009 by Kanazawa University, Japan. He received his doctorate in international relations from Kanazawa University. His research focus has been on ethnic politics, democratization and peacebuilding in post-conflict multiethnic societies. As a practitioner, he was expert of social and cultural affairs within the Secretariat of the Ministers' Council of Afghanistan. Wafayezada has also worked extensively with Afghan media, namely as editor in chief of Mardum Weekly, editor in chief of Misaq Wahdat Weekly, etc. Currently he is Policy and Planning Deputy Director General of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority and teaches International relations in Gawhar Shad Institute of Higher Education.

Mr. Wafayezada has authored several books and academic articles including:

Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada (2013)  Ethnic Politics and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Root Causes of Political Conflicts and the Problems of Democratic Transition Saarbrücken: Scholars’ Press (AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG) isbn:3639511867

M Qasim Wafayezada (2012)  Ethnic Politics, Ethnic Political Parties and the Future of Democratic Peacebuilding in Afghanistan Journal of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies, 24.  65-91 September. 


Kashima Masahiro, M Qasim Wafayezada (2012) International Assistance to Post-Conflict Peacebulding: the Cases of Cambodia and Afghanistan Journal of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies 23.  43-70 March. 


Political Islam: Rise or Fall?


Breaking status quo: The Future Perspectives of Peace in the Korean Peninsula


Post-conflict Peacebuilding: A Comparative study of the Japan and Afghanistan Cases