Waleed Khaliqi

Founder & Author 

Waleed Khaliqi (ولید خالقی) current President of NITPAA; is an Afghan IT Technologist, activist, and blogger from Kabul, Afghanistan who has been actively involved in the community, and capacity building of his Afghan fellows since 2012. Waleed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (BCS) majoring in Network and Telecommunication, from Kardan University.
Besides his volunteer responsibilities as the President of the National IT Professionals Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA), Waleed is also a full-time employee of the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture where he works as a General Technical manager since 2012.
Waleed writes articles for media and has skills in online/offline journalism and blogging. Besides writing for his own blog (MyNetworkingLabs.Com), Waleed has also written for AfIG.af, NITPAA.org.af, and Bakhtarnews.com.af.
He joined NITPAA back in 2015 as a regular member but, in a short period of time, he was able to make it to NITPAA executive board. His passion for ICT, commitment, dedication, and immense achievements in the executive board was visible to all and soon he was appointed as chair of the NITPAA Public Awareness Committee by NITPAA leadership. After an election, he is now serving the community as a President of NITPAA.


2014 - Now

Waleed Works as a General Technical Manager with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC).

2012 - 2014

Worked in different positions with different government and non-government organizations including an ISP Company as a Network Engineer and  Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture as a Sr. IT-Officer.


President, National IT Professionals Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA)

NITPAA is a not-for-profit, membership-driven organization, that relies on the volunteer collaboration of its members. The organization became part of the At-Large Structure as an ALS under the APRALO region in 2016. NITPAA is also the organizer of AfSIG and organized the very first version of the School in the year 2017.

Computer Science Club of Kardan University

In Support of the community and Capacity building of his Afghan fellows, Waleed is also involved in the Computer Science Club of his University as an Alumni and is supporting the initiative along with Kardan Staff and Clubs leadership.


Waleed has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Kardan University, and Some Diplomas in Business Administration, Accountancy, and English Literature. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has an academic background in Cisco Tracks as well.


Waleed Speaks Dari, Pashto, English, and Urdu

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