About Us

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Enhancing Architectural & Scientific Competency of Engineers

The Society of Afghan Engineers (SAE) is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1993 to serve Afghans in USA and Canada, and in Afghanistan. It is an educational, technical, humanitarian organization that manifests its presence through the services it renders to its members and the society at large. SAE sees itself as the architectural and engineering link between North America and Afghanistan. It collaborates with for-profits, non-profits, and public institutions in North America, Afghanistan, and globally to ensure that engineers have a wide array of skills and capabilities and that engineering institutions have the right capabilities to effectively cater to the architectural and engineering needs of their customers, be they students, engineers, institutions, or the public.


To present a forum for Afghan engineers, architects and scientists; to share experiences and knowledge in pursuit of fostering scientific, architectural, and engineering competency in the quest to enhance Afghan capacities in these fields and to be of service to Afghanistan and its people ultimately. 

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The Society shall help and participate in the development of Afghanistan, which may involve one or more of the following activities:

  • 1. Advocating professional practice of engineering and architecture by adhering to the code of ethics
  • 2. Emphasizing the role of architecture and engineering professions with the intent to
  • a. Focus on public safety, health, and the environment as fundamental considerations of professional service
  • b. Promote awareness of education in engineering, related sciences, and application of technology;
  • c. Provide technical and material support to engineering institutions;
  • d. Hold engineering and science/technology workshops and fairs;
  • e. Hold engineering and science/technology innovation exhibitions as well as talent competition events among students;
  • f. Hold innovation fairs in schools to encourage students into engineering institutions;
  • g. Conduct engineering and technology-related academic and research work;
  • h. Participate in public/private partnerships for the advancement of engineering and architectural initiatives;
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  • 3. Utilizing the knowledge, talent, expertise, and experience of its members to provide professional service in engineering and architectural studies, planning, design, construction, and associated tasks;
  • 4. Providing consultation and guidance to develop standards, testing methods, and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC);
  • 5. Assisting and providing on-the-job training courses, workshops, and seminars for Afghan professionals;
  • 6. Encouraging and facilitating enhancement of professional competency of its members.
  • 7. Stipulating Operational Guidelines supplementing these Bylaws
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What We Do

Working in collaboration with other for-profits and non-profits institutions worldwide, SAE aims to maximize its efforts and impact by expanding its footprint across all engineering sectors, employing innovative approaches to effectively deliver knowledge and services to professionals around the world who share the common goal of helping Afghanistan development.

SAE ensures that engineers and architects have the wide array of necessary skills and knowledge to stay competitive and successful in their field of expertise, and to have the right capabilities to effectively cater to the needs of their constituent students and colleagues who enter the public and private workforce in Afghanistan.

The Board of Directors

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Chairman – Mr. Abdul Manan Khalid, P.E., LEED AP (BD+C)

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Board Member – Mr. Amanullah Mommandi

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Board Member – Mr. Hadi Rakin

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Board Member – Mr. Zabi Zaca

Executive Team

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President - Jalal Masumi

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Secretary – Gul Afghan Saleh

SAE Committees

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Prof. Bashir Kazimee, Chairperson of the Architecture and City Planning Subcommittees

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Mr. Hadi Rakin, P.E., Chairperson of the SAE Water Resources Committee

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Prof. Amin Mahmood, P.E., Chair of the SAE Student Subcommittee


To enhance the quality of its service delivery and to increase the effectiveness of its work, SAE has launched a series of partnerships that link it with other organizations serving in the Afghanistan context. Some of these partnerships are informal, while some are formal joint ventures. The following partnerships are in place:

Other partnerships and cooperation MoUs have been agreed with various government agencies and educational institutions. The MoUs are in the process of being signed.

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Operational Strategy

The Society of Afghan Engineers in America (SAE) has developed a strategic plan that builds the basis of its operational approach and intended objectives and activities. While the strategy document is mostly dealing with interactions with the Afghanistan public sector and academic institutions, there are other documents that cover other aspects of SAE’s planned activities. For details of the strategies, please.