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Masoud Juya has an MD from Afghanistan and an MS in Policy & Management through Fulbright Scholarship Program from Brandeis University in USA. Dr. Juya has worked in senior management and leadership positions ranging from Chancellor of a Private University to Head of the Union of Private Educational Centers, University Lecturer, Medical Doctor, Program Development Director, Human Resources Manager etc. He has worked with national & international institutions such as Kahkashan-e-Sharq University, World Vision, Columbia University, CRS, AREA, BDN, Brandeis University, Swiss UMEF and Dunya Universities of AFG, Herat Hospital & Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership, USA.

Honors, Awards & Key Recognitions:

 Co-founder of Think and Innovation Factory (TIF), Kabul, AFG, 2016

 Leadership Certificate, OIC Young Leaders Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016

 Distinguished Speaker, Global Entrepreneurship Week Conference, PAK-US Alumni Network, 2014

 City Best Young Professional Award, Herat, Afghanistan, 2013

 Co-founder of Herat-e-Bastan Teacher Training College, Herat, 2013

 Co-founder of Kahkashan-e-Sharq University & Institute of Health Sciences, Herat, 2012

 Sillerman Philanthropy Award, Brandeis University, USA, 2010

 Social Entrepreneurship Project Proposal; First Position, USA, 2010

 Fulbright Scholarship Award to USA, 2009

 Scholars Gold Medal Award for Writing Challenge, Herat, Afghanistan, 2008

 Cofounder of an educational union, UPEC, Herat, 2004

 High School Top Student Award; First Position, Herat High Schools, Afghanistan, 2000

 Founder of Herat-e-Bastan Training Center (HTC), Herat, 1997

 Interviews/Talks: Boston Globe, BBC English, Heller School Magazine, Aljazeera, Afghan National TV & Radio Stations, and attended international conferences in Turkey, Pakistan, India, Iran, USA and Kazakhstan fostering values related to economic development, entrepreneurship, peace, education, health, humanity, dialogue & tolerance etc.

For more information on Mr Juya’s life story, please listen to his BBC Outlook interview;