Film Stars to be Honoured at Inaugural Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

Film stars Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley and film makers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be the first recipients of a Doha 21st Century Leader Awards to be presented in a special gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar on 30 October.

The 21st Century Leaders Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Environment Center and Qatar Charity, will host the awards and a series of events that will help to raise awareness of humanitarian and environmental causes.

The 21st Century Leaders Foundation was started in 2003 by Charlotte di Vita MBE and leverages the influence of well-known figures of popular culture to promote and encourage positive change for humanitarian and environmental issues facing the world today.

Doha 21st Century Leaders will launch in Qatar with various events hosted by the Grand Hyatt Doha.

The first event is the Whatever It Takes To Make A Difference Experience. The experience is a unique art, shopping and cafe space at the Grand Hyatt Doha which includes exclusive Whatever It Takes products.

Whatever It Takes is a cause-related product campaign which involves more than 750 celebrities or leaders in their field who officially become a 21st Century Leader Ambassadors. As an ambassador they create an original piece of art with a strong message of hope. This artwork is then designed into a variety of environmentally sustainable lifestyle products, created through ethical employment in developing countries.