MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain Putul has been chosen as a ‘Thematic Ambassador’ by Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) under the thematic domain of ‘Vulnerability’, a foreign ministry statement said on Wednesday.
Saima Wazed is also serving as the Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism.
CVF has nominated four ambassadors. Apart from Saima, the CVF also made Speaker and former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Philippines Loren Legarda and Lead Climate Change Specialist of DR of Congo Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu as its “Thematic Ambassadors” under three other thematic domains respectively – Ambition, Parliament and Renewable Energy.
Saima Wazed, Mohamed Nasheed, Loren Legarda and Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu are highly regarded in the respective domain due to their outstanding and prolonged expertise and dedication in their fields of work.
Saima Wazed is an expert on neurodevelopment disorders and mental health, and an accomplished speaker and author.
She is widely credited for bringing the mental health issues to the mainstream and breaking social barriers to acceptance of persons with disabilities and was instrumental for the adoption of UN resolution titled ‘Addressing the Socioeconomic Needs of Individuals, Families and Societies Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disorders and Associated Disabilities’ in 2012.