Mohammad Shoaib Karimi has a Bachelors degree from the Law and Political Sciences Faculty at Herat University. Prior experience includes work with the Ethnic Disputes Reconciliation (at Herat Provincial Council) and as a defense lawyer via the NDI fund, as well as The Asia Foundation. In addition, he worked as an intern at Herat Independent Human Rights Commission (HIHRC). He has experience in the fields of human rights development, peacebuilding, legal consultancy, and advocacy/outreach. Before joining the CIVIC team as Provincial Project Coordinator in Herat-Afghanistan, Shoaib worked for the WASSA organization as an Advocacy/Outreach Officer.