Global Citizen Forum Gala Welcomes GCF Awardee Eva Longoria, Artists Nicole Scherzinger, Afrojack and More to the UAE
Grammy-award winning artists and globally acclaimed performers from across the world set to illuminate the stage at The Future in Motion.
Ras Al Khaimah, December 9, 2021 – On 13 December, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates will witness one of the most diverse and dynamic celebrations of global citizenship with a stellar fundraising evening illuminated by musical talents and award-winning performers.
“The Gala will be an intimate and authentic celebration of humanity,” shares Global Citizen Forum CEO, Talimka Yordanova. “We are incredibly excited to welcome some of the world’s most talented artists to share the stage together in honor of our mission.”
The acclaimed Global Citizen Forum Gala returns to the global stage with one of its most captivating lineups to date — cue Grammy-nominated singer and performer, Nicole Scherzinger, international DJ and producer Afrojack, Grammy-Award winning artist, Wyclef Jean, Award-Winning Poet and UNHCR Ambassador, Emi Mahmoud, and viral X Factor performer, Emmanuel Kelly.
The 2021 Global Citizen Forum Award will be presented to actress, producer and director, philanthropist, activist, and entrepreneur, Eva Longoria in honor of her work with underprivileged communities and her commitment to change the narrative on their untapped potential. Nominated each year by GCF Board of Advisors to exemplary individuals with outstanding and consistent contribution to the movement of global citizenship.
“I’m a firm believer in the potential of global citizenship as a catalyst for change. In order to create a better world for future generations, we need to start seeing the world through a global lens and tap into the power of human talent, education and innovation, all of which are indiscriminate to race, culture, religion, or nationality,” Longoria shares in an interview with Global Citizen magazine.
The Gala will also include a benefit auction with an impressive item list in support of the Global Gift Foundation, a non-profit that promotes women empowerment and advocates for gender equality through education and professional development.
“I am honored to be part of the Global Citizen Forum as its impact worldwide is so important. As someone who has spent many years driving the positive narrative of female empowerment, it is so powerful to be amongst such inspirational people all using this platform and theirs to make change, be kind and develop a strong conversation,” shares the Founder of the Global Gift Foundation, Maria Bravo.
The Global Citizen Forum Gala will close the empowering 2-day event hosted in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). As the Global Citizen Forum’s first carbon-conscious event, organizers are anticipating record turnout while following strict health and sanitation protocols to ensure the safety of the participants.
About Global Citizen Forum
The Global Citizen Forum is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Through a series of curated events and experiences, GCF’s membership-based community gathers from across the globe for their Annual Summit to bridge dialogue with action for traceable, transparent and measurable impact.
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About Global Gift Foundation
Global Gift Foundation founded on 2013 in Marbella, Spain with its USA 501 (c) 3 chapter as Global Gift Foundation of America, has been supporting Foundations and other Charity organizations worldwide and developing its own projects, giving economic and logistical support to vulnerable individuals and families in need around the world. GGF has supported more than 200 fiscally responsible charities in the last 8 years including UNICEF, UNESCO, DIANA AWARD, BBC CHILDREN IN NEED, DUBAI CARES and RICKY MARTIN FOUNDATION to name but a few. They continue to support its projects in Spain, India, Vietnam and Latino America. The Global Gift Foundation advocates for gender equality through education, and professional development, making a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families in need.
About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Authority has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.