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The Fourth Annual Clinton Global Citizen 2010 Awards: Five Winners Announced

Geschreven op 25-9-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Goed Doel Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Clinton FoundationPresident Bill Clinton announced the winners of the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which honor individuals who have made an outstanding impact in philanthropy, government, civil society, and the corporate sector.

The Clinton Global Citizen Awards ceremony will be the concluding event of the Annual Meeting. It will be broadcast on CNBC on Sunday, September 26, at 9 p.m. ET.

“I’m pleased to honor these five exceptional individuals who exemplify the power we each have to solve problems and improve lives,” President Clinton said. “By turning good ideas into action, tonight’s awardees truly embody the spirit at the very heart of CGI — the same spirit that has inspired more than 1,900 commitments that have benefited nearly 300 million people in just five years — and in doing so, they inspire us all.” Award winners were nominated by a collection of global leaders and selected for their visionary leadership, demonstrated impact, and sustainable and scalable work in solving pressing global challenges. Honorees were chosen from government, civil society, the private sector, and the philanthropic community.

The 2010 Clinton Global Citizen Award recipients are:

His Excellency Dr. Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic

(Leadership in the Public Sector)

Dr. Leonel Fernandez is president of the Dominican Republic, founder and honorary president of the Fundaciun Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), and president of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). He is being honored for the exemplary efforts made by the Dominican Republic to help Haiti recover in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. President Fernandez was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, and attended New York City public schools. He graduated from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo with honors in law. He is member of the Circle of Montevideo, Carter Center Council of Freely Elected Heads of State and Government, Foreign Affairs Magazine in Spanish, Inter-American Dialogue, and the Club of Madrid. He has served as chairman of the U.S.-Caribbean Executive Club, sponsored by the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, DC.

Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

(Leadership in Philanthropy)

In 2006 Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim founded Mo Ibrahim Foundation, focusing on two major new initiatives to stimulate debate around, and improve the quality of governance in Africa. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership recognizes and celebrates excellence, and the Ibrahim Index of African Governance provides civil societies and governments with a comprehensive and quantifiable tool to measure progress. Sudanese by birth, Dr. Ibrahim is also the founder of Celtel International, one of Africa’s most successful companies. Dr. Ibrahim has received a number of awards which recognize his work as a distinguished academic, businessman and philanthropist, among them the GSM Association Chairman’s Award, the telecommunication industry’s highest accolade, and the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy. In 2008, Dr. Ibrahim was listed by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Andrea Jung, Chairman & CEO, Avon Products, Inc.

(Leadership in the Corporate Sector)

As chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Andrea Jung is a leading crusader in improving the lives of women. Today, thanks to her commitment to women’s empowerment and economic advancement, Avon provides earning opportunities to more than 6.2 million independent Avon Sales Representatives in over 100 countries. Jung has also been the driving force behind major philanthropic achievements in women’s health and empowerment through the Avon Foundation for Women, which is the world’s largest corporate philanthropy for women. Through her vision, the Avon Foundation has raised more than $725 million to help eradicate breast cancer and end all forms of violence against women. Under her watch, Avon philanthropy is working to keep women secure and healthy around the world, through grassroots programs in more than 50 countries and global partnerships with organizations like UNIFEM, the U.S. State Department, Vital Voices and the Avon Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School.

Suraya Pakzad, Executive Director, Voice of Women Organization

(Leadership in Civil Society)

Suraya Pakzad is executive director of the Voice of Women Organization, considered one of Afghanistan’s most effective NGOs, working for freedom and empowerment for women in Afghan societies. In 1998, the Voice of Women Organization was begun in secret by Pakzad in Herat, during the oppressive rule of the Taliban. Today she is openly helping women organize, run, and win elections in Afghanistan. Pakzad supports programs in prisons for women and their children. In their communities, she creates education centers, health centers, food centers, business development programs, shelters, and programs for legal assistance for abused women. Pakzad also partners with Traveling Mercies, building community water systems in Herat Province. On March 10, 2008 Pakzad was honored as a recipient of the International Women of Courage Award in Washington, D.C., presented to her by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Dr. Jean Pape, Executive Director, GHESKIO

(Leadership in Civil Society)

Dr. Jean W. Pape, MD, is the founding and current director of GHESKIO and a professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Pape graduated from Weill Cornell in 1975. After completion of postdoctoral training in infectious diseases at Cornell, he returned to his native Haiti. With GHESKIO, Dr. Pape published the first comprehensive description of AIDS in the developing world in 1983. He has become an international leader in efforts to implement programs for the prevention and control of AIDS and tuberculosis in Haiti and other resource-poor countries, providing counsel to international organizations on bioethics, health disparity, and global infectious disease. He has received numerous international awards for his work including the Carlos Slim Award for Global Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health, and the Institut de France Prix Christophe Merieux. In 2003, Dr. Pape was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.

Source: William J. Clinton Foundation See also: Clinton Global Citizen Award 2009 voor Peter Bakker van TNT

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