Saiqa Siraj is the Country Director of Nutrition International in Bangladesh. A public health specialist with over 15 years of experience in maternal and child health and nutrition, she oversees Nutrition International’s programs in the country and provides strategic guidance on project development and implementation, partnership strengthening, and research and monitoring.
Saiqa is an active advocate for nutrition opportunities for vulnerable communities and has been the nutrition focal point for organizations like the International Food Policy Research Institute and Save the Children Bangladesh. She is an active member of the Nutrition Working Group, Infant and Young Child Feeding Alliance, and the Health Population Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Working Group in Bangladesh where she supports in the development of national level strategies and frameworks. She was also the coordinator of the South Asian Policy Leadership for Improved Nutrition and Growth secretariat and the co-chair of the Civil Society Alliance for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Network in Bangladesh.
Prior to joining Nutrition International, Saiqa led the health, nutrition and population programs at BRAC, providing strategic and implementation guidance to its nutrition interventions. She is a trained nutritionist, with a Master’s in Public Health from BRAC University.