The cabinet on Monday congratulated Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for being elected as the chairperson of the International Jury Board of UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for the second consecutive year.
The cabinet in its weekly meeting congratulated Saima Wazed Hossain for her new assignment, Cabinet Secretary Md Shafiul Alam said.
Saima Wazed, chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Neurodevelopmental Disorder and Autism has been elected as the chairperson of the jury board for the next two years, the cabinet secretary said.
Saima, appointed as WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia region in 2017, is a licensed school psychologist. She has been involved in advocacy for supporting the needs of people with disabilities since 2009.