NSPE Hosts Meeting with Afghan Design Professionals

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson and Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz met with representatives from the Society of Afghan Architects and Engineers. SAAE President and Kabul University professor Jamil Khalid, Afghanistan Ministry of Public Works procurement officer Dalia Akbarmir, and ManSab International Vice President Ahmad Wali Shairzay discussed the challenges of organizing an association for design professionals. SAAE was founded by a group of Afghan architects and engineers in 2005 to advance the architectural, engineering, and related professions through high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct. The organization seeks to help build capacity in Afghanistan through training and education to meet the present needs of reconstruction and the long-term needs of sustainable development.