Saima Wazed Hossain, the chairperson of Shuchona Foundation and the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh, will attend an award distribution ceremony of the "UNESCO-Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities", at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France tomorrow.
Saima Hossain, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been elected Chairperson of the International Jury Board of UNESCO-Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the next two years.
The prize, introduced with the financial support of Kuwait, is offered to both an individual and an organization that has made outstanding contributions in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities through the application of digital resources, solutions and technologies, a press release said.
The award giving ceremony will be part of a half-day event celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.
The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want". This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals is to build a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.
During this event, Saima Hossain will also participate in a high-level panel discussion with high-level speakers and international experts, working in this particular subject area.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)