Habib Ur Rehman Mayar is deputy general secretary of the g7+ Secretariat based in Dili, Timor-Leste. He has served in the Secretariat since 2013 and leads on policy and advocacy for better engagement in fragile situation. He advises the chair of g7+ on matters concerning peacebuilding and statebuilding and at WB/IMF, UN, IDPS (International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding), and other related international forums to provide g7+ perspective on the related issues.
The narrative of conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan — characterizing them as failed, weak and fragile — obscures the tremendous resilience of the people who live with them. G7+ Deputy General Secretary Habib Mayar explores through the lens of a recent personal tragedy.