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Principal Social Sector Specialist, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank
Uzma Hoque develops and implements innovative solutions to address education and health sector challenges in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Prior to this, she led the overall coordination, management, and operational support to different sector divisions to integrate gender considerations in ADB Southeast Asia Department's overall programs and projects. Before joining ADB, Ms. Hoque spent 15 years working on women’ rights and economic empowerment, child protection in emergencies, health and HIV/AIDS, and development communication with various UN organizations in Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands.
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