Meet the newest Climate Wise Woman, Thilmeeza Hussain. As Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the UN, Thil brings the voice of a new generation of women in the developing world who see climate change as the fundamental challenge for their future as well as a key platform for leadership.
Thilmeeza Hussain was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of Republic of Maldives to United Nations in November 2009. Before assuming her present charge Thil served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs – North Province and was among the team of young enthusiastic members of the first democratically elected government in the country. She worked extensively with the decentralization process and was also in charge of the establishment North Province Office. One of her prominent task also included managing the administration of the island of Duvaafaru, a previously uninhabited island that was settled by Maldives after the tsunami of 2004. Thil envisions a democratic and decentralised country catering to all the basic needs of her community. She is also the co-founder of a non-profit organization in her home country “Voice of Women”.