Afridun Amu


  • School of Design Thinking, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam 04/2015 – 02/2016
  • Free University of Berlin 10/2009 – 02/2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Culture of the Middle East
  • Humboldt University of Berlin 10/2008 – 02/2015
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney 08/2010 – 06/2011
  • Felix-Klein-Gymnasium Göttingen 08/2000 – 06/2006


Kandoee, Berlin since 07/2017
Co-founder and Consultant
School of Design Thinking, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam 06/2017 – 02/2018
Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg 05/2016 – 12/2018


Persian (native), German (native), English (expert), Microsoft Office (good), Python (good)


Professional Athlete in Wave Riding (Surfing)
Selected participations in competitions
  • World Championships in Shortboard (Biarritz/France 2017; Tahara/Japan 2018; Miyazaki/Japan 2018)
  • World Championships in Longboard (Biarritz/France 2019)
  • Asia Championships in Shortboard (Shantou/China 2019)
  • Afghan Championships (Ericeira/Portugal 2015)


  • Speech on “How to foster peace with happiness” in Monte Carlo, by invitation from Prince Prinz Albert II of Monaco for leaders in business, politics and sports (12/2019)
  • Stipend of the International Olympic Committee (“Olympic Solidarity”) for preparing and qualifying for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan 2020
  • Current Afghan champion in wave riding
  • Invited to an intensive course on the German Basic Law at HU Berlin for outstanding students in civil law


Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (political party), Berlin since 03/2019
Docoumentary project “ Melting Permafrost”, various locations since 04/2019
Co-Producer and Director
Dokumentarfilmprojekt “Surfistan”, various locations 06/2016 – 11/2019
Yaar e.V., Berlin since 02/2012
Wave Riding Association of Afghanistan (WRAA) e. V., Berlin since 12/2011
Co-founder and President


Wave riding, Chess, Board games, Meditation