2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

International Labour Organization (ILO) Expert & Founder of Girls’ Education Non-Profit



Mr. Nangyalai Attal is currently serving as National Expert on Jobs with the International Labour Organization in Kabul, and founded a non-profit organization for advancing girls education. For over a decade now, he has been raising awareness of the issue of girls’ education through his campaign “Sisters’ Education.” In 2014, he won the United Nations Youth Courage Award, highlighting his commitment and his personal story of educating young girls in his family’s kitchen, as a young boy living in his village in Afghanistan’s Wardak province. Attal holds a master’s degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Kabul University.