is a Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree in Water Resources Policy & Management, from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). His research area is transboundary waters, and water conflict management and transformation, with a particular focus on transboundary rivers of Afghanistan.
Idrees Malyar is currently working as a Freelance Consultant in Afghanistan, engaged with different projects from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union, Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung (HBS), USWDP/USAID and USIP/Duran Research and Analysis.
He was former Deputy Project Director at the Community- Based Irrigation Rehabilitation & Development (C-BIRD), under Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Afghanistan. Moreover, he worked as Infrastructure Engineer at Comprehensive Agriculture & Rural Development-Facility, where he was a major contributor to the Economic Development Packages formulation.