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The award being presented to Dame Graça Machel

Inaugural FII Institute for Humanity award launched

RIYADH, October 27, 2021

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has awarded the inaugural FII Institute for Humanity award to Dame Graça Machel, international women's and children's rights advocate, and Gloria Gaynor, noted singer and humanitarian. 
 
The FII Institute welcomed both to the opening session of FII where Gaynor performed her hit "I Will Survive" and Machel gave the opening remarks and a live interview with Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United States on the importance of investing in humanity.
 
Machel is the former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa; Chair, The Graça Machel Trust; humanitarian, and women and children's rights advocate. Dame Machel is the co-founder and Deputy Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice and human rights.
 
Gaynor works tirelessly for several charities, with a special emphasis on helping individuals triumph over illness and grief, as well as those who are piecing their lives together after bearing witness to a national tragedy. "I Will Survive," has become an emotional anthem embraced by survivors and fans around the world.
 
The FII Institute for Humanity Award reflects the Institute's 'Impact on Humanity' agenda and how to make a brighter, more sustainable future for humanity. The FII Institute is a global non-profit foundation with an investment arm that helps turn good ideas into actions, enabling the brightest minds and transforming ideas into real-world solutions across five focus areas: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Education, Healthcare, and Sustainability.
 
FII Institute CEO Richard Attias said the award recognises outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on humanity.
 
"We want to celebrate their lifelong contributions and efforts in areas such as promoting women's and children's' rights, education, development, as well as art and culture. The FII Institute for Humanity Award is setting new standards for serving people around the world."
 
The first recipients were announced during the 5th Anniversary FII that is taking place under the theme "Invest in Humanity". Discussions and debates at the event are revolving around the investments that will create the greatest benefits for humanity, as multiple sectors witness a renaissance in the post- Covid era. The platform brings together world leaders, experts, innovators, and media in a global platform to explore pioneering solutions addressing society's challenges to have a substantial impact on humanity.-- TradeArabia News Service
 



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