IIMSAM's Goodwill Ambassador In Support of the UN MDGs Through the IIMSAM Mandate in Fighting Malnutrition
A professional tennis player who battled her way to the pinnacle of her sport at a remarkably tender age, Monica Seles grew up as a native of Novi Sad in then-Yugoslavia (now Serbia), the daughter of a newspaper cartoonist-cum-animator. At the age of 16, she became the youngest female contender to win a Grand Slam in over a century.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Born in Livingston, New Jersey, and currently living in Virginia. Staci is committed to devote all her efforts to the work of IIMSAM throughout the world with the help of her wide network of contacts and soccer affiliations to enhance the mandate of IIMSAM in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as well as CAMPMARADONA©.
Goodwill Ambassador - Mexico
Emmanuel is a Mexican singer who debuted in the 1970s. His songs are usually ballads, which became popular during the 1980s. His fourth and most successful album to date, "íntimamente", was written by the famous Spaniard ballad composer Manuel Alejandro in collaboration with Ana Magdalena. It was released in 1980 and had 7 radio hits. Emmanuel still performs and tours throughout most of Latin America doing concerts.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - Venezuela/USA
A renowned designer who celebrates and epitomizes the essence of woman in her creations and acclaimed works that find a tremendous appeal which transcend continents, Mrs. Herrera was awarded with the prestigious "Women’s-wear Designer of the Year" from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Most recently, H.E. Carolina Herrera launched a diffusion collection "CH Carolina Herrera" in Europe.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - Colombia
Amparo Grisales started her acting career by the age of five, and by thirteen she was filming several soap operas. That led to more work, especially on TV with mini-series coming out of Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and France. Amparo Grisales knew she was big-time material and moved her Spanish-fly body to Los Angeles, where she's worked in the theater, soap operas, and mini-series and was even a TV anchor. [ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador at Large for IIMSAM In support of the Institutional Development of IIMSAM through its Mandate and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Post 2015 Development Agenda
Her Excellency Dr. Talar was Selected One of Top Women in Leadership in the Middle East for 2012. She is an experienced entrepreneur with first class business skills backed an extensive network of personal contacts throughout the Region and in particular the Kurdish Region of Iraq.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - Lebanon
Ramy began his career at the age of 16 as winner of the most popular and famous Arabic contest called "Studio El Fann-(Art Studio)." His first private song "Bghanneela Webdeellah - (Performing Just For Her) " became a hit even before the contest was over, spending 8 weeks reaching the top of the national and International Arabic airplay charts and earning Ramy a nomination for Best Song 1997.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - United Arab Emirates
Hussain Al-Jassmi, the award-winning Emirate artist, started his artistic career after being launched by the TV program Layali Dubai during the Dubai Shopping Festival in 1997-1998 scoring first in the Gulf world and second in the Arab world. He has performed throughout the world, and was the first Arab artist to sing in the famous Lido Hall in Paris. He has appeared on other theaters in Paris, London, Cannes, Geneva and Marbella. [ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - United Arab Emirates
IIMSAM’s Goodwill Ambassador Ahmed Al Reyaysa is the first EMIRATI Fashion designer, who reflects his vision of today’s women through his innovative designs that are inspired by Gulf tradition and international fashion trends. Mr. Al Reyaysa has been an advocate for the IIMSAM and its Mandate to fight malnutrition the world’s number one killer. [ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - Kuwait
Abdallah Al Rowaished is a popular Arab singer from Kuwait. To date, he has released over 33 albums. He is popular in all the Arabian countries. Al-Rowaished has launched many humanitarian initiatives in Kuwait and Iraq through the allocation of the proceeds of many musical charity concerts to benefit the needy people.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Goodwill Ambassador - Tunisia
Goodwill Ambassador - United Kingdom
Jon Christos is an acclaimed British operatic tenor and radio personality, performing in concerts, tours, sporting events, and television shows throughout the world. He also hosted the radio show, Sacred Thoughts, on Premier Christian Radio.[ READ FULL BIO ]
Reports from an International Rescue Committee survey show that an alarming 22% of children under the age of five are malnourished in the worst affected areas of the country by the current food crisis. The IRC’s survey in the Kakuma division, Turkana north, found that almost 40% of local people were surviving on just one meal a day. Malnutrition rates among children under the age of five were 22% which is significantly much higher than the standard rate of 15% which the World Health Organization uses to determine an emergency situation.
IIMSAM aspires to make Spirulina which was described by the United Nations World Food Conference of 1974 as the “best food for the future”, as a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge the health divide with a special priority for the developing and the least developed countries.
IIMSAM’s East & Central Africa Spirulina Programme uses Spirulina to eradicate various pathologies and deprivations associated with malnutrition amongst disabled children and others suffering from malnutrition.
As IIMSAM’s Goodwill Ambassadors, the Obamas are assisting and facilitating the cause of IIMSAM to utilize Spirulina which is being cultivated locally by the IIMSAM East & Central Africa Spirulina Programme and its inherent benefits to eradicate malnutrition and associated pathologies amongst children and adults that are malnourished and also amongst populace that has HIV/AIDS. The very programme while establishing lasting capacities and capabilities not only provides employment to the locale in a country where the unemployment rates are alarmingly high but also localizes the benefits and other spillover effects associated with Spirulina cultivation.