Intern: Ms. Shaiza Khawaja
Shaiza has a BSc degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Sciences from Abu Dhabi University (ADU) in UAE. During her bachelor’s studies, she interned with the Abu Dhabi Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHAD). OSHAD is the Abu Dhabi Emirate’s central regulatory body for overseeing the implementation and overall management of occupational health and safety at Emirate level through their integrated OSH Management System (OSHMS). During her internship, she developed a passion for risk management, which led her to pursue her MSc from the University of Leicester in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Having completed her thesis and studies in 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett, she decided to then start her career as an ADN intern to continue working with and learning from Dr. Ray-Bennett. Currently, she is working as a Content Analyst on the ‘Avoidable Deaths COVID-19 Report: Odisha and India’ project. Shaiza is also working alongside Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita to represent ADN in the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) stakeholder meetings.