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21st Century Leaders Foundation was founded by Charlotte di Vita MBE in 2003, when Charlotte was made a Goodwill Ambassador to Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. 21st Century Leaders Foundation was also established on the 10th Anniversary celebration of Trade plus Aid, the foundation for which Charlotte received an MBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

charities to raise over $70m for their own programmes.

21st Century Leaders Foundation aims to leverage the influence of leaders in their field and popular culture to cause positive change.

Doha 21st Century Leaders will leverage the influence of celebrities to raise awareness and engage the Qatari community in positive steps to mitigate climate change, conserve local marine and wildlife environments and to live a sustainable lifestyle.

21st Century Leaders Foundation’s mission is to assist and encourage a generation of influencers – royalty, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and well-known figures in the fields of film, music, fashion, art, sport and literature - to raise awareness and generate income for international development causes, thereby leading the way in promoting positive environmental and sustainable human development solutions. To date 21st Century Leaders Foundation has helped and facilitated independent iv | Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

21st Century Leaders launches in Doha this year to support youth in Qatar to lead in the promotion of positive environmental and sustainable development solutions for people globally. 21st Century Leaders will do this in a manner that is both fun and educational.

The first Doha 21st Century Leaders, events will be the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards and The Whatever It Takes Experience in partnership with Qatar’s leading environmental charity Friends of the Environment, spearheaded by Dr. Saif Ali Al-Hajari. 21st Century Leaders wishes to extend support to all registered Qatar charities interested in partnering to make a positive difference.

Welcome 21st Century Leaders gives you the warmest welcome to a very special night where we will honour some truly remarkable leaders in their respective fields of film, music and sport.The Doha 21st Century Leaders Award recipients have all made a significant impact for humanitarian and environmental causes by raising awareness and much needed funds. The Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards ceremony and gala dinner will also celebrate unsung heroes from Palestine and Qatar who have made substantial effort to either pioneer change within their own communities or for humanitarian efforts worldwide. 21st Century Leaders are delighted to be here in Doha and have been humbled by the hospitality and generosity shown by the people of Qatar.

Tonight’s Programme 18.00 Reception with 21st Century Leaders Artists and Awardees 18.30

Welcome speeches


Four Course Gourmet dinner is served during the Awards Ceremony.

19.15 Awards ceremony presentation begins: Sir Ben Kingsley CBE (Outstanding Humanitarian) Danny Boyle & Christian Colson (Outstanding Humanitarian) Josh Hartnett (Outstanding Environmentalist) Serena & Venus Williams (Outstanding Leadership) Monica Yunus (Outstanding Humanitarian) Unsung Heroes Award 20.45 Exclusive Auction presented by The 21st Century Leader Artists and Awardees. 21.45 Children’s Grand Finale Jai Ho Dance

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2009 AWARDEES The Doha 21st Century Leaders’ Awards are granted to individuals who, whilst being leaders in their own fields, have also made a serious commitment and significant impact on their chosen cause.   The award is given to individuals who have used their influence to raise awareness, their celebrated status to raise funds, and the respect and notoriety which they have gained from successes in their chosen profession, to make positive policy changes to progress either environmental or humanitarian concerns.

SIR BEN KINGSLEY Outstanding Humanitarian An active supporter and patron of charities such as The Prince’s Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and First Star, English actor Sir Ben Kingsley CBE is very much devoted to helping disadvantaged young people and children. In 2008, Kingsley was awarded the “Cinema for Peace Honorary Award”, for the portrayal of the humanitarian rolemodels Simon Wiesenthal, Itzhak Stern and Gandhi.

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SereNa & Venus Williams Outstanding Leadership Professional women’s tennis players who have won a combined 12 Grand Slam titles, with Serena owning seven and Venus five. The Williams sisters have demonstrated an immense amount of charitable work off the court.The “Williams Sister’s Tour” set out to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House charity which provides housing for families of seriously ill children. In addition, Serena started The Serena Williams Foundation which focuses on education, and helping underprivileged children in Africa who cannot afford to go to school or college to do so.

Danny Boyle & Christian Colson Outstanding Humanitarian In April 2009, following the success of Slumdog Millionaire, filmmakers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson announced a commitment of £500,000 to Plan, an international children’s development organisation. The money will be spent on a five-year programme focusing on education and sanitation, designed to improve the lives of children in Mumbai’s slum communities. In consultation with Plan, the filmmakers have also founded the Jai Ho Trust, an independent trust which aims to ensure that Rubina Ali (who played the youngest Latika in the film) and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail (youngest Salim) receive an education, housing and social support. The trust will also hold a sum of money for the two children until they reach adulthood. 4 | Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

Josh Harnett Outstanding Environmentalist American actor and film producer Josh Hartnett supports a number of worthy causes but has backed Global Cool, a charity focused on climate change since its inception. Launching with a reception at No.10 Downing Street in 2007, Josh Hartnett met with former Prime Minister Tony Blair on behalf of the group and has since taken the message of greenhouse gas reduction far and wide to let people know that they really can make a difference to the health of our planet

Monica Yunus Outstanding Humanitarian A graduate of the Juilliard School, Metropolitan Opera Soprano and Founder of Sing for Hope, Monica Yunus has performed extensively all over the world in concert, recital, and on the operatic stage. Her organization SFH mobilizes more than 600 professional artists - from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers- in volunteer service programs that benefit communities in need. Considered an artists’ Peace Corps, the organization’s three core programs are Informance Arts-Educational outreach for underserved children, Healing Arts- In-hospital performances and workshops that complement the healing process, Gala Arts - Benefit concerts that raise awareness and funds for humanitarian causes. For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Ms. Yunus is honored to have performed at The United Nations and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 5

21ST CENTURY LEADERS AWARD Themed “Draw Your Own Time,” award has been specially designed by the esteemed artist and sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, who has a long history of being commissioned for public works in Qatar including the Give & Take statue marking the entrance of the Aspire Sports Academy. The special award created for the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards is constructed from stainless steel and bronze. Lorenzo Quinn’s work is included in many impressive private collections throughout the world, which has lead to a prodigious amount of commissioned work. His ongoing project, ‘The Globe Of Life’ which represents the hundred most important moments in history, looks set to be his most significant work to date, with five monumental bronze sculptures linking each continent.

Time is a simple human perception which we need in order to explain our passing. Those who are not prisoners of time usually find time to live longer. The best beholders of time are those who are able to donate their time to the less fortunate and in turn provoke a timeless action of goodwill and hope. These ideals are captured in the 21st Century Leader Awards. Lorenzo Quinn

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Exhibiting Artists




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Tonight’s auction As part of the ceremony and gala dinner a number of unique items will be auctioned including once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-usually-buy experiences” “All of the award recipients will be contributing once in a lifetime experiences to the prize auction which will take place during the gala dinner.”

Auction lot 1:

“The Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela

Signed, limited edition quarter leather bound book This leather-bound edition of the Illustrated Long Walk to Freedom is an Autobiography by Nelson Mandela, published by Little Brown Company in 1994 to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nelson Mandela on 18th July 2003. 250 out of a planned edition of 950 were produced. The Frontispiece is hand signed by Nelson Mandela in ink. This beautiful volume has been bound using the highest standards in traditional book binding methods. It is lavishly illustrated with 207 pages covering Mandela’s childhood in rural Africa, his move to Alexandra, a poor township of Johannesburg where he learned about poverty and developed confidence and self reliance. This highly collectible best selling book comes in a lovely presentation box. Edition No.247 of 950

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Auction lot 2: “Overlooking Wadi Arkam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” by HRH The Prince of Wales

Image Size: 370 x 280 mm (14.75” x 11”) Framed Size: 600 x 530 mm (23.5” x 21”) This lithograph comes in a beautiful gold leaf frame with a lavish silk-lined presentation case with a full Certificate of Authenticity. “Painting in the Asir mountains is very challenging as the light and colours shift continually throughout the day. I have tried to capture something of the grandeur of the scenery, the peaceful atmosphere and the effect of sunlight on the serried ranks of mountains” HRH The Prince of Wales The Prince of Wales, is limited to an edition of one hundred copies, plus ten Artist’s Proofs. The printing of the image has been supervised by The Prince of Wales who has signed each numbered copy. On completion of the printing, all the plates have been cancelled. Copy no. 36/100.

Auction lot 3: “Hand of Africa” by Nelson Mandela Signed, limited edition lithograph Paper Size: 650 x 500 mm Throughout history few have left so indelible an imprint on the international stage as Nelson Mandela. His courage, his compassion and his humanity are among the qualities than have led to this Nobel laureate being recognized as the world’s greatest living statesman. It is therefore fitting that the extraordinary imprint of his right hand should so closely resemble the shape of the continent of Africa. It is as though its rhythms, sources of strength and dynamism were reflected in the character of this truly amazing man who is now also a talented artist. Never did a single individual more powerfully symbolize the hopes of a nation. South Africa became free in the way that it did because his hand reached out to all and thus his name became a beacon of hope to oppressed peoples throughout the world. The edition is limited to 1,000 hand printed lithographs. The print is numbered 263/1000. All plates have been destroyed.

“Impressions of Africa” by Nelson Mandela Signed, limited edition lithograph Paper Size: 650 x 500 mm Africa has historically had a capacity for suffering which has often seemed almost infinite. Slavery and colonialism, a poverty, is afflicting millions throughout the continent. In the second of these works, the imprints of the hands of children surround that of Nelson Mandela’s left hand. Nelson Mandela, now in his eighties but as resolute as ever, is once again reaching out to answer the new cry from children in his beloved country. The edition is limited to 500 hand printed lithographs.This print is numbered 239/500. All plates have been destroyed.

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Auction Lot 4:

Donna Karan & Bonnie Young Shopping Experience

Meet the world famous, award winning fashion designer Donna Karan for a private and very special lunch at her favourite New York restaurant. After lunch, Donna will act as your personal guide and fashion mentor and will take you to her new Urban Zen concept store where you will be personally styled, and outfitted top-to-toe, by Donna Karan herself. Your children will also have a unique opportunity to meet America’s top children’s haute couture designer Bonnie Young. The designer herself will put together a beautiful ensemble which will fully express the sophistication and luxury of her modern designs. Highlights of her current celebrity clientele include the children of Uma Thurman, Kate Hudson, Larry King, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Courtney Cox, Andre Agassi, Rachel Weisz, Brooke Shields, and many more.

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Slumdog Millionaire Experience

A special dinner with the stars of Slumdog Millionaire, joining Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor  at an elite restaurant in London.   During the evening there will be the opportunity for photographs with the talent, and with the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar statuettes!  And as a permanent souvenir of the evening, the winner will receive book #100 of the 100-issue limited edition memento photo-album ‘Nineteen Hours and Fourteen Minutes’.  This is the sole copy of the behind the scenes photo-diary of Oscars night, created for cast and key crew, to be made available to a collector - and will be personally signed on the night. We are honoured and delighted to be part of this 21st Century Leaders award in Qatar. 21st Century Leaders continue to achieve astonishing success in raising awareness for international development causes, and this is a fantastic opportunity to reiterate our support. We love the concept of the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards, and hope that our special auction prize will be well received and will give the winner great enjoyment. – Danny Boyle Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 11

Auction lot 6: “The Commute” by Sacha Jafri

165cm x 150cm – Original, oil on canvas (framed in hand-made box frame) This painting is from Sacha’s 10yr Retrospective ‘Museum-Based World Tour’, this visited over 12 of the top Museums in over 12 countries of the world and this is the first time it has been available for sale. One of Sacha Jafri’s most acclaimed works from his retrospective. 2008 saw Sacha Jafri as the youngest artist in history to be offered a Museum-Based 10year Retrospective World Tour. Current value: $300-350,000

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Auction lot 7: “John McEnroe-A Celebration” by Sacha Jafri 135cm x 155cm – Original, oil on board (framed in hand-made box frame) This is the very special and totally unique double-sided official painting, commissioned by the LTA and All England Club to officially celebrate the career of the great John McEnroe. A live Painting created in front of a 5,000 strong audience at The Royal Albert Hall, London. The front depicts the view from the Royal Box at the RAH during the Masters Tennis tribute match between Borris Becker and Bjorn Borg against John McEnroe and Jimmy Conners. The back depicts a similar scene but in landscape format with the hand-prints and signatures of the 20 greatest Male Tennis players from the 1960s to the present day, officially celebrating 50years of the ATP tennis tour. These include Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Jimmy Conners, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Michael Stich, Henri Leconte, Goran Ivanisevic, Stephan Edberg, Bjorn Borg,Tim Henman,Thomas Muster,Yannick Noah, Cedric Pioline amongst others... Current value: $450-500,000

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Auction lot 8:

Amazing Antarctica with dashing celebrity environmentalist

It is landscape unlike anywhere else on the planet so rarely visited, yet utterly beautiful. White Desert takes you into the interior of Antarctica in luxury and comfort. We take you to our beautifully designed and ecological camp set in one of the last great wildernesses on the planet Our 10-day adventures are tailored to each individual client. With a maximum of ten clients on each trip and World Record breaking polar explorers as your guides, you will see, touch and experience a place that is unlike anything on earth. Our management team have skied over 16,000kms in the Polar Regions and as such, we understand what it takes to travel to such a pristine environment in both safety and style. Dates of travel 10th - 20th November 2010 20th – 30th November 2010 1st – 10th December 2010

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Auction lot 9:

Mozambique Real Estate Opportunity Imagine yourself the benevolent owner of three beautiful Indian Ocean Islands in Mozambique, near the historic AfroArab Town of Angoche. In colonial times Angoche was famous for its dance and cuisine and for being the last Sultanate to bow to Portuguese rule (in 1910).  Today the area is famed for its biodiversity, the WWF listing it as one of the 200 most important bio-diversity habitats on earth, an area of global importance for sea turtles, seabirds, whales, and truly spectacular coral reefs.  The local community has set aside three islands for partnership with an investor interested in conservation, history, and in fair, equitable, and environmentally sustainable tourism, which generates income for both the community and the island paradise investor.   Two of the islands are small and will be reserved for conservation and day visits only, while the largest, 17 km long, will be used to create a unique tourism paradise, based on luxury, adventure, history and preservation of culture and wildlife, as well as an appreciation of local cuisine.  The Southern African S.A.V.E. Travel Alliance has identified Angoche and is launching a series of underwater archaeological investigations.  Base camp will be on the island, allowing for a unique opportunity to participate in the rediscovery of history.  Note that two wrecks have already been located in areas of ancient trade significance in gold, ivory and other historic treasures. This auction lot includes a visit to Mozambique and the opportunity to tender for partnership with the Angoche Fisher’s Association.  You will visit the tranquil and exquisite Quirimbas National Park, one of the world’s hidden treasure-troves of extensive wildlife, deep-sea fishing, scuba-diving, safari park experience and more.  You and your loved one will stay at the utterly exclusive eco-boutique on the Quilalea Island Sanctuary, a private island named “World’s Best Destination” by the BBC in 2006.  Your visit to Quilalea Island Sanctuary will be facilitated by Peter Bechtel and 21st Century Leaders Foundation in order that you receive the first sighting and first right of refusal for the rights to develop three of the world’s most beautiful and pristine West Indian islands, into a successful enterprise and conservation reserve in partnership with The Angoche Fisher’s Association and community.

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Auction lot 10: “Beckham – A celebration” by Sacha Jafri

150cm x 175cm – Original, oil on canvas (framed in hand-made box frame) A totally unique piece of sporting and artistic memorabilia with one of this country’s top painters combining with one of the world’s greatest ever icons. This high profile painting officially celebrates 10yrs of David Beckham’s achievements both in football and with his academy. It includes the only ever foot-print and signature of David Beckham’s on canvas as well as the hand prints and signatures of some of the worlds greatest ever footballers; including: Gazza, Ruud Gullit, Zola, Schmeichel, John Terry, Keegan, Ronaldo, Giggs, Maldini, Lineker, David Seaman and Zidane. The painting officially celebrates 10yrs of David Beckham’s achievements both in football and with the kids at his academy in London. It features his greatest ever goals for Manchester United, England and Real Madrid and in particular – ‘That Great FreeKick’ as well as: all the Trophies he has lifted, Old Trafford Football Stadium, his academy from the outside and inside, the view from the academy across the Thames towards the Millennium Dome in Greenwich – London, and action shots of the many young children he has worked with at his academy including his own children. The first layer of this huge canvas is lined with the many news paper clippings and headlines from his illustrious career. Current value: $1.4million

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Sacha Jafri Artist Biography Iranian/Indian with French Heritage, works and lives in London and New York with his wife Lucy and daughter Talia Love.

Federer,Mohammed Ali and Tiger Woods it is easy to see why Sacha is often described as an unquestionably important painter in the history of art, a true zeitgeist of his time.

Having graduated from Eton College in 1995,The Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1996, a first class honours Master of Arts Degree Oxford University in 1999, Sacha Jafri BA MA with sell-out shows throughout Europe,America,Russia,The Middle East,Asia and The Far East,is now considered to be one of the world’s leading young painters . 2008 saw Sacha Jafri as the youngest artist in history to be offered a Museum-Based 10year Retrospective World Tour which opened in 2008 at the recently renovated ‘Sharjah Museum of Modern and Islamic Art’ and now at 32 he is widely considered one of the top young painters on the world scene. Having pipped Damien Hirst to top spot in an auction last year in London and having just finished an unprecedented world tour sell out show with a lost Andy Warhol collection entitled ‘Jafri meets Warhol’ he has recently been described by the Financial and New York Times as ‘a shrewd investment who’s prices are set to soar!’ – and with recent commissions to paint the official paintings to celebrate the careers of: David Beckham, Sachin Tendulkah, Brian Lara,Lewis Hamilton,John McEnroe,Darcy Bussel,Andrew Flintoff,Ryan Giggs,Roger

December 2009 sees Sacha exhibited in a retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy – London, entitled ‘Indian Greats’ which includes: Raza, MF Husain, Kapoor and Sacha. – hosted by Tanya Baxter Contemporaries. Sacha’s original paintings now regularly fetch between -$450-750,000 (American Dollars) with his Artist’s Proofs going for as much as $85,000 and his recent painting entitled ‘Beckham-a celebration’ being re-valued this year at 1.4million dollars. With clients such as:Kevin Spacey,Sir Terence Conran, Goldie Hawn, George Clooney, Jude Law, Bill Gates, Sir Philip Green, Madonna, Sir Tim Rice, Kate Moss, Sir Michael Parkinson, David Beckham, Ricky Ponting, Lewis Hamilton, Jemima Goldsmith,The Ruling Maktoum and Al-Qassimi families of The UAE,The Sultan of Brunei, Leonardo De’Caprio, Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince William, Leona Lewis, Sir Clive Woodward, Lord Jeffrey Archer, Lord Beckwith, Sir Alex Ferguson, Roger Federer, Sophie Dahl, Sir Steve Redgrave OBE, and Sienna Miller, it is no wonder that the BBC,The Art News Paper and The Financial Times have picked Sacha as ‘the YBA to bring back painting to the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 17

forefront of British Art and finally put Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai, HRH Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin in the shade’. Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan ruler of the UAE,HH Prince Alwaleed AlSaud,Omar Sacha has now personally raised over Sharif,Shah Rukh Khan,HRH The Emir 6.5million GBP pounds with his works for of Qatar and his Consort HRH Sheikha various charitable causes world-wide over Mozah,HRH King Abdullah of Jordan, Don the last 5yrs.And this year he has been Cheadle, HRH Princess Haya, HRH Queen given the honour of judging the ‘Freedom Rainia of Jordan, Imran Khan, HRH Sheikh to Create’ prize as well as the extreme Dr.Sultan Al Qassimi, HE Sheikha Lubna honour of being invited to become a 21st Al-Qassimi amongst others. Century Leader, other such luminaries include:Dame Vivienne Westwood,Sir Paul As the first artist to ever feature on the Smith,Sir Roger Moore,Sir Bob Geldof,Arch front cover of the Financial Times magaBishop Desmond Tutu,George Clooney, Sir zine and with up and coming shows in:Abu Richard Branson and Sir Paul McCartney. Dhabi,New York,London’s Royal Academy, Dubai, Berlin, Miami, Basel,Vienna, Moscow, This year Sacha has been commissioned Sharjah and Singapore, Sacha Jafri is certo paint:A collaborative work with Usain tainly – ‘The One to Watch!’ Bolt,Tiger Woods,Ronaldo,Roger Federer and Michael Phelps to officially celebrate Large scale, bright, lyrical, narrative based the achievements of the 5 greatest sports- canvases inspired from his dreams and his men from the first decade of the new Persian, French and Indian background. millennium, a commission from Disney to Now highly collected and acclaimed, paint and a sculpt a life size Elephant for the his work sees him as the pioneer of plinth at Trafalgar Square, the Official paint- ‘Magical Realism’. ing to celebrate 100-years of Ashes Cricket History, a live painting created in conjunc- Sacha’s latest collection, entitled:‘The tion with an on stage live performance Middle East before Oil’ will see him visit from Stevie Wonder, the Official London over 15 Middle Eastern countries over the Olympic painting for London 2012, a live next 18-months where he aims to capture painting celebrating Qatar, the Children the unique soul and spirit of the people of of ROTA and The Islamic Museum at HH that particular region of the world. With Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani and HE our tendency to group the ‘Middle East’ Sheikha al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa together and treat the places and their Al Thani’s ‘Reach Out To Asia’ Gala Dinner, people as one, Sacha aims to re-identify an unprecedented commission from FIFA the distinct and highly diverse individuality celebrating Sir Alex Ferguson’s extraor- of each region and their people and delve dinary achievements with Manchester into how the indigenous people relate to United Football Club, a commission from their past,present and future as well as Barbara Broccoli to create the painting to how they feel they as individuals fit into launch the latest Bond film,A live painting or stand out from the wider category of created at the Royal Albert Hall in front the Middle East. With rapid development of a 5,000 strong audience, a commis- effecting the heritage and identity of the sion from George Clooney to launch his indigenous people this project seems both latest film on Darfur ‘Sand and Sorrow’ poignant and necessary. live at the Monaco Film Festival, and perhaps most importantly, a commission to paint the 22 most influential living Muslims including such luminaries as: Mohammed Ali, Zinedine Zidane, Barack Obama (honorary Muslim),Yusuf Islam, HRH Sheikh 18 | Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

With a world moving so fast (particularly in areas with valuable natural resources to tap into) Sacha feels that the people can often get left behind. He hopes with this collection that he will be able to re-

capture the individual’s identity and offer an insight into their unique sense of place,history,belonging, identity and future, as well as capture the soul and spirit of each particular region and its people. In each region 2x large scale oil on canvas paintings will be created as well as one very special vast canvas with the special needs children of that particular country; Sacha hopes that this will be particularly revealing as he believes that it is our children who are the true barometer to the pulse, spirit and truth of a country. They offer an unhindered, uncorrupted and untainted insight into what is truly at our core with the unique advantage of having no agendas as well as an inspiring, free-flowing honesty, and therefore offering us an exact unfiltered translation and pure representation of fact and feeling – as they truly and simply ‘see it’; unaffected by knowledge and expectation. Sacha will visit over 15 countries within the region (including war-torn areas such as: Iraq,Afghanistan, Gaza, Iran, Lebanon etc etc) to build his new collection which will then be exhib-

ited as part of a world tour visiting over 11 countries in over 5 regions of the world. His ‘Children’s Paintings’ will be auctioned by Christies where the money raised will go towards helping impoverished and wartorn children in need across the globe but particularly in Africa and India and the Special Needs Children of the Middle East and Asia. Sacha Jafri’s ‘PRIVATE COLLECTION’ made up of 28 hand-selected pieces from his last 7 collections including his brand new collection entitled ‘Universe of the Child’ from 1997-2009 will be shown together for the first time at Dubai’s Cuadro Gallery March2010, it will then travel to Caprice-Horne in Berlin, London’s Royal Academy, New York, Miami,Vienna and Moscow and finally to Hong Kong and Singapore towards the end of 2011.

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doha 21st century Leaders Awards Charity Auction in support of 21st century leaders charity reg number: Auction conditions 1.

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THE DOHA ARTS & SUSTAINABLITY CENTRE 21st Century Leaders aims to create the first ever centre in Doha to leverage popular culture to inspire and empower communities in Qatar to live a sustainable lifestyle. The Centre will be designed to bring greater awareness to the difference that one individual and their community can make to resolve the humanitarian and environmental issues we face in the 21st Century. Within the centre young people living in Qatar will be able to engage with

its celebrity ambassadors who are all artists, musicians, actors, photographers and fashion designers to raise awareness and generate income to educate and empower Qatari communities on climate, sustainable development and humanitarian issues.

YALLA YALLA QATAR Yalla Yalla will be a website for young people to contribute to the world on their terms, when it suits them and have a good time doing it.

related volunteering drive led through a new portal we intend to launch at

Yalla Yalla is doing anything from taking your own shopping bag to the super-market to going to an arts event that benefits a good cause, to trekking to the North Pole for charity.

Yalla Yalla is doing anything that’s fun, family and community orientated and benefits a good cause. Examples would be events with friends, food delivery to poor families, tree planting, shopping for environmentally friendly goods , and much more.

With 21st Century Leaders Foundation’s 670 ambassadors, we intend to start a celebrity driven youth engagement cause

We will track down and hand pick the best events for young people in Doha as well as create events with Doha charities.

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UNSUNG HEROES OF ASIA HELENA SHEHADEH Palestine At the age of two Helena lost her eyesight overnight due to a Diptheria Epedemic in her home country, Palestine. In 1952 Helena began teaching at the Armenian Institute for the Blind in Beirut which was run by a Swill Committee. Helena has dedicated her life to teaching blind students in various places accross the Middle East. Helena was made Director of The National Society for the Visually Handicapped in

Palestine 1981 a position she held until 1995. After this she set up her own school where she continues to work today at the age of 75.

Eman Obaidly and son Ghanem Qatar Eman Ahmed Al Obaidly is a woman with a mission. She is breaking with tradition, proudly raising her son Ghanem who has Caudal Regression Syndrome in the public eye and focusing all her energy on giving him, and others like him, an opportunity for a full and active participation in the world they live in. She corresponds frequently with ambassadors and with many international societies for handicapped and

disabled children and resolutely continues with her quest to raise awareness for her child and other special needs in Qatar and the Gulf region.

Sara Mohamed al-Shamlan Qatar What started off as a school project has turned into a noble cause for a 15-year-old Qatari girl. As part of her community and service project, Sara Mohamed al-Shamlan, a student at Qatar Academy, visited some impoverished homes at Abu Hamour in Doha. Now, she feels responsible to create an awareness of the state in which these people, mainly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, lead their lives in Qatar. Daughter of well-known Qatari busi24 | Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

nessman Mohamed Marzooq al-Shamlan, managing director of Marzooq Al Shamlan & Sons (MSS), Sara considers her father a major catalyst for her way of thinking.

Whatever It Takes is a unique artwork campaign launched by 21st Century Leaders Foundation. Over 600 leaders in the worlds of fashion, film, television, art, music and sport, have donated their artworks and have signed messages of hope for the future. This artwork is used to design and create a variety of lifestyle products which are then sold to raise funds through 4000 retail partners which includes Harrods, Selfridges, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Lane Crawford and David Jones amongst others. Whatever It Takes works closely with their leaders to assist and encourage a generation of influencers to take ownership, engage in positive action, raise awareness among their communities, and champion the solutions to poverty and

environmental degradation. Whatever It Takes raises funds for key global development causes, including poverty alleviation, the protection of children, and environmental conservation. The Whatever It Takes To Make A Difference Experience will take place at Grand Hyatt Doha from 28th October for one week.The Whatever It Takes To Make A Difference Experience will encompass a one of its kind art, shopping and cafe space in the heart of Doha offering visitors the opportunity to view original celebrity artwork, purchase a variety of celebrity endorsed lifestyle merchandise and taste specially baked pastries by the Grand Hyatt Doha top Pastry Chef Christoph Reinthaler. Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 25

Entertainment International Academy for Intercultural Development International Academy for Intercultural Development, a novel institute for Dance, Music and Arts focused on providing quality training, is the first of its kind in Qatar. Founded in the year 2001 the academy aims at uniting diverse cultures from the east and west, with a desire to combine the old and the new, all brought together in the form of dance, music, arts, fitness and soft skill courses by a team of professionally qualified instructors and strong affiliations with reputed organizations around the world. IAID has been working closely with the Qatari community and has been a part of major events like the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 15th Doha Asian

Games 2006, Doha Cultural Festivals, Wheels n’ Heels, Flower Each Spring Programme, hosting the prestigious World Environment Day Celebration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in association with the Friends of the Environment Centre and more.

Clarita de Quiroz Singer, Songwriter and Pianist Like any artist worth their salt, Clarita’s music is the result of many things. Raised in Scotland to Philipino/Spanish and Dutch/ Irish parents, as a child of the 80’s, It’s no wonder that her music sounds the way it does. Influenced by everyone from Nina Simone and Al Green to The Roots, Angie Stone and Jill Scott.

Ella Davidson Singer, Songwriter Ella is a 17 year-old singer/songwriter from Chelsea, London. As well as her incredible

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voice, Ella also plays the piano, guitar and clarinet. Taking inspiration from soul, jazz and mainstream pop, Ella has an individual sound and creates original songs.

MINGLE WITH THE ARTISTS & AWARDEES You are invited to the Biscotti Lounge, after the awards and dinner, where you will be entertained by talented singers and songwriters Ella Davidson and Clarita de Quiroz, Enjoy the world’s finest teas and mingle with the 21st Century Leaders Artists and Awardees, who’ll tempt you with cakes decorated with their designs. Alternatively our International guests might like to quietly relax and reflect on the Dune Terrace enjoying the views of Qatar.

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ProBono Sponsors 21st Century Leaders Foundation and Charlotte di Vita MBE would like to thank the following companies for their pro bono support, without which it would have been impossible to make the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards a reality. We sincerely thank you for your support, generosity and for going the extra mile for charity over the last 6 months.

Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME) Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME) is a leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. BPME is the Middle East network of the Bell Pottinger Group - the UK’s number one PR and communications group and advises corporations, organisations and governments on a wide range of communications challenges.

Incredible Artists Incredible Artists Ltd are proud to be a sponsor of the Doha 21st Century Leader Awards. We are sure that this will be the first of many such events worldwide and that its success will continue to grow and benefit many wonderful causes. Simon & Anita Watson, Directors

Rouse Established in June 1990 as a UK law firm, Rouse is now a specialist international IP business. It brings a fresh and energetic approach to the protection, management and enforcement of IP rights.

Start Start is a leading international brand and digital agency, designing creative solutions to business challenges and developing compelling communications campaigns that help your brand connect with its audiences.

DTM DTM provides complete production and facilitation services for local and international companies requiring production assistance in Qatar, and play an integral part in the growth of Qatar’s film industry. 28 | Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

Indulge in the finer things in life.... Incredible Artists are experts at creating exclusive inspirational events. Whether it’s a boutique dinner party with fine cuisine prepared by a top celebrity chef, a gala, or a corporate event we specialise in crafting the perfect experience for your audience. Our excellent connections and great reputation in the industry enable us to work within the rock and roll, private, corporate and production markets, often bridging the gap between them. With a full production service offered too, we take the headache out of making yours a glamorous event. Expect the unexpected, and let us create the experience of your dreams.We excel in sumptuous decor, state of the art production and a constant stream of new ideas.

Halycon Gallery The Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe’s leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working today.

Qatar Expo Qatar Expo is the country’s #1 exhibition, conference and event management company, specialize in creating, managing and operating quality exhibitions, conferences and events tailor-made to clients individual needs.

Gentlemans Tonic Gentlemen’s Tonic is a unique establishment in the heart of Mayfair that is dedicated exclusively to the needs of men affording the modern man a traditional barbershop and a variety of lifestyle and grooming services.

VCCP VCCP is an integrated communications agency pioneering a new approach to advertising.An approach designed to create ‘visual narratives’ for Clients, based on the principle that brands need to make an immediate visual impression to have an impact. We help brands and companies shine brighter.

Amwal Amwal is a financial services firm catering to institutional and corporate investors in Qatar and the greater MENA region. Based in Doha, Qatar, Amwal’s lines of business include: Institutional Asset Management, Wealth Management and Advisory, Investment Banking & Corporate Employee Benefits.

Lovells Lovells is one of the largest international business legal practices, operating across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. A friendly and collaborative firm, with a strong emphasis on quality and commerciality.

NBK Established in 1950, Nasser Bin Khaled is one of Qatar’s leading family business conglomerates. Nasser Bin Khaled owns and manages different business units; the group is diversified into various areas of activities: Automobile, ARUP construction, Oil and Gas, Agricultural Arup is an independent firm of designers, materials, Civil engineering, Consultancy planners, engineers, consultants and tech- services, Broadcasting, Information nical specialists offering a broad range of Technology and Communication, contractprofessional services. We shape a better ing and Project Management, Merchandise world by making a positive difference and retail market, luxury and fashion, hospitality and real estate. Since its inception, NBK has achieved more than just astounding commercial success. Today, the company has earned unprecedented levels of credWoods Bagot ibility and trust among its clients in Qatar Creating unique design responses in the and beyond. areas of architecture, consulting, interior design and urban design services, that satisfy the distinctive needs of each project. Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 29

VIRGIN GALACTIC Virgin Galactic is the world’s first spaceline. Giving you the groundbreaking opportunity to become one of the first ever non-professional astronauts. An unforgettable experience unlike any other available to mankind.

Christof Group One stop turnkey solutions for international industries. After founding the family business Chrsitof, in the year 1966 the company soon established itself successfully as the specialist in welding technology and construction services. Today the Christof Group acts as corporation of 14 individual enterprises with over 1900 employees. As a provider of turnkey Virgin ltd solutions the group works in branches Virgin is a leading branded venture capi- like paper and pharmaceutical industries tal organisation and is one of the world’s as well as the building material industries, most recognised and respected brands. energy and environmental technologies. The Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in mobile telephony, transportation, travel, financial services, Mayor Brown media, music and fitness. Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm offering clients access to local market expertise on a global basis with offices in Davis Langdon key business centers across the Americas, Providing services that combine to Asia and Europe. produce the best project and cost management in the Industry

IMG IMG is the world’s premier and most diverWhite & Case: sified sports, entertainment and media A leading global law firm providing counsel company. Connecting brands to global and representation in virtually every area opportunities in sports, entertainment of law that affects cross-border business, and media, to help them grow through our in both established or emerging markets unique services

KPS KPS is an interior solutions provider, specializing in commercial interiors for todays work environments.

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Topaz Topaz Digital Media are specialists in crosschannel marketing solutions, specifically in print, broadcast television and live events. Our diversity and experience give us a unique advantage in a marketplace struggling to create consistent, quality content.

Interior Design. Fostering cultural, as well as, academic discovery and cultivating artistic expression as well as individual growth.  AM Solutions A.M Solutions is an outsourced financial management consultancy which provides professional, affordable and high value solutions.

The Partnership Working with some of the world’s bestknown international lifestyle brands – from fashion and interior design, to chefs and rock royalty ,The Partnership is the leading specialist in developing lifestyle brands through licensing.

Northwestern University in Qatar Northwestern University in Qatar is a partnership with Northwestern’s School of Communication and Medill School of Journalism and with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development.(NU-Q) offers undergraduate degrees in communication and journalism – fields that are rapidly changing and are of enormous social importance,

Abode ABODE is the lifestyle magazine for the Coutts City of Doha, Qatar. People, places, culCoutts & Co is the UK private bank- ture, food, arts, crafts, technology, fashion, ing arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, health, well-being and matters of social offering clients a range of sophisticated import covered with style and intelligence investment products and services such in a way that only ABODE can. The best trust and fiduciary services and UK tax stories, the best photography and the best and banking services. subject matter. Abode is a dedicated contributor to the social fabric of Qatar.

IAID International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID), is the first of its kind in Qatar An institute focused on providing quality training for Dance, Music and Arts, with aims to unite diverse cultures from the east and west, through dance, music the arts and fitness.

Reed Specialists Assisting jobseekers and employers since 1960, Reed is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting. Reed’s global expertise spans Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific

VCU Qatar VCU Qatar plays an integral role in the modern cultural life of Qataris and Middle Easterners alike, offering students the opportunity to study Graphic ,Fashion or Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 31

GRAND HYATT DOHA The Hotel occupies 155, square metres of landscaped gardens directly on the beach. A mix used complex of 249 guestrooms and 91 residences including 39 suites and 43 executive club rooms. The hotel boasts of four restaurants and two lounges that are individually designed with show kitchens featuring international cuisines. Isaan, the signature restaurants presents the exquisite taste of Thai cuisine. The all day dining venue The Grill specializes in grilled premium meats, seafood and vegetables. Rocca offers a culinary journey through the Mediterranean coastline. Biscotti Italian CafĂŠ and retail shop showcases a selection of bakeries, pastries, desserts and home made gelato.Al Maha lounge is at the

centre of the lobby while Dunes is a stylish place for drinks with cigar room. The hotel has extensive conference facilities in 1,500 sq m ballroom with 937 sq m pre-function space and 11 meeting rooms. It also features an exclusive entrance to VIP guests and over 540 indoor parking spaces. Like all hotels of Grand Hyatt, dedicated catering will ensure that meetings, conferences and events are handled with professionalism. The Arabia-inspired Jaula Spa, 400 metre private beach, three outdoor swimming pools and fitness centre with indoor lap pool complete this grand destination in West Bay Lagoon. Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards | 33

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