Dr Ayesha Saeed Husaini


Manzil Center

Dr. Husaini – Founder Director is one of the rare Directors in the region with a Ph.D. in Special Education, from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her thesis on ‘Inclusion in the UAE' gives her a unique grounding on the needs of UAE society and how best to include individuals with disabilities. She also has a Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her Psychology Honours Thesis in the disability arena ranked First in Delhi University, and she also got a University Ranking in her Master's Degree in Social Work. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and has recently been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by The University of Sheffield in recognition of her achievements in supporting the educational needs of individuals with disabilities. She has over 20 years of experience in the inclusion arena and has won several special education, social impact, and business awards. She continues to work closely with the UAE Government & serves on Dubai's Community Development Authority PWD Advocacy Committee as well as Abu Dhabi’s AccessAbilities Expo Advisory Board. She has signed MoUs with the Ministry of Education & Ajman Chamber of Commerce to roll out inclusion mandates. She is also the Head of the Advisory Board for ILM Consultants, an organization focusing on workplace inclusion, and serves as the Governor of Inclusion on the Boards of several schools in the UAE.