A political analyst with an M.A. in Post-War Recovery from the University of York, former Chevening and OSI scholar, a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) fellow, and an Associate Research Fellow at CIDOB.

An organizer of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2004 and the Kabul Conference in 2010, Malaiz Daud has also headed the Afghan Development Association (ADA) and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Afghanistan. A founding member of the Afghan Youth Foundation for Unity (AYFU) and Young Leaders Forum (YLF); formerly an elected member of the Steering Committee of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR); a member of Board of Directors of Human Rights Research; the Advocacy Consortium (HRRAC); the Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF) and the Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO). He is currently pursuing a PhD on the nonviolent Khudai Khidmatgar Movement of Pashtuns from the Free University of Berlin with funding from the Berghof Foundation.