Dr Kamran Hekmati

Executive Director, Hand in Hand Afghanistan

Dr Kamran is CEO at Hand in Hand Afghanistan. Previously, Dr Kamran Hekmati served as Programme Manager, Program Director and, since January 2022, Deputy Executive Director at Hand in Hand Afghanistan.

Hand in Hand Afghanistan Organization (HIHAO) works to promote women’s economic empowerment to deliver higher incomes, greater mobility and increased decision-making power for vulnerable women, men and youth in Afghanistan. Increasingly, since 2020, HIHAO has pivoted to providing humanitarian support to households most at risk of food insecurity. Headquartered in Mazar-e-Sharif, Hand in Hand Afghanistan has helped 50,000 women and men beat the odds and succeed as entrepreneurs since 2007, running profitable enterprises that stand the test of time.