Institute of International Peace Leaders is pleased to announce fifth and final IIPL Peace Award 2021 to honorable Dr. Saif al-Islam Muammar al-Gaddafi, a politician, philanthropist and humanitarian from Libya nominated by Muhammad Atta Ur Rehman Chairman IIPL, Dr. Nahed Al-hussaini IIPL Executive Director for Media and Current Affaris, Muftah Z. Faraj IIPL Executive for Regional Office North Africa.
Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi received his education during all primary and secondary school stages in Libyan public schools in the capital, Tripoli, where he studied the primary stage at Omar Ibn Al-Khattab School and the preparatory school at the Martyr Mhamed Al-Maqrif School, and studied the secondary stage at Ali Wraith School, specializing in architecture, where he graduated as an engineer in 1994 From the Faculty of Engineering – Al-Fateh University, Tripoli.
Then he completed his postgraduate studies in 1998, where he obtained a master’s degree (EMBA) in Business Administration from California State University, at the university’s branch in the Austrian capital, Vienna, in 2000.
Seif Al-Islam also studied in 2004, in the British capital, London, to obtain the “Master’s” and “PhD” degrees from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, which is the University of (LSE). year 2008
This prestigious university is considered one of the best universities in the world in terms of evaluation, which is more than 300 years old, and ranks third in the Department of Philosophy in Britain, according to the international classification of universities published by the Quacquarelli Symonds Foundation, which specializes in evaluating education.
Saif al-Islam had an exceptional scientific opportunity when Dr. (NancyCartwright), Professor of Philosophy supervised his doctoral thesis, and is ranked among the top ten most influential scholars in the field of philosophy in the world, according to the classification issued by “The best schools”, which included the fifty most important philosophers. In the world.
Interests and talents
Saif al-Islam has artistic interests in drawing, as he held many art exhibitions in various countries of the world, including the exhibition “The Desert Is Not Silent” at the Moscow Art School in 2010, which included about 50 paintings of his works alongside ancient Roman and Libyan art pieces.
The exhibition has been traveling for years between Western cities stretching from London to Montreal and embodies Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s love for the landscapes of Libya and the animals that live in its desert.
Seif Al-Islam also has a keen interest and passion for reading.
Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation
For most of the past decade, Saif al-Islam has been the public figure for human rights reform in Libya, and the Gaddafi Foundation has been the go-to address for those who want to file complaints of torture, arbitrary detention, and disappearances. The Foundation issued its first report on human rights in 1999, documenting violations and calling for reforms, and then issued its second report in December 2010, in which it regretted the “dangerous decline” in civil society and called on the authorities to lift their “stranglehold” on the media.
Saif al-Islam was also a prominent advocate of political reform, calling for meaningful political reforms, including transparent elections and a new constitution.
The Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation is a Libyan foundation established by Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi, specialized in development and humanitarian activities in the social, economic, cultural and human rights fields.
The Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation was officially established as a “non-governmental” organization in 2003 with the signing of its establishment contract in Geneva.
The Foundation has specialized offices that work in coordination and on a regular basis to support and achieve its activities through which it achieves the desired goals. These offices include:
Research and Development Office.
Humanitarian Action Office.
Technical Affairs and Projects Office.
Office of External Relations.
Office of Associations and Civil Society.The Foundation is an umbrella organization that includes a number of associations that are active in various fields, and carry out their humanitarian and development activities in order to serve the human being, achieve his advancement and protect his rights. These associations are:
Human Rights Association
Libyan National Society for the Control of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances
The Earth’s Vulnerable Association.
Mine Action Society.
Southern Brothers Association.
As for his role in public life in Libya, he lived and was raised on a political culture that considers the people to be the source of the three authorities (legislative, executive and judicial), and this is why he turned to present his experience and what he learned to the competent authorities, where he worked within the cadres of the Industry Center and joined – during his studies – to cooperate with the advisory office The General National Assembly in 1996.. All of them were tasked with giving expertise and assisting in the advancement of society. Not all of these centers were of a legislative or executive nature, but rather they provided legal advice to the authorities charged with formulating public policies.
Through his activities and his acquaintance with many students from all countries of the year and his knowledge of the poverty, disasters and wars that some countries suffer from, Saif al-Islam turned to building human bonds with many peoples through his presidency of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, which was established as an association Gaddafi for Human Rights in 1998, which aimed to give a role to civil society institutions in linking the bonds of relations between the Libyan people and the peoples of the world. Through the Gaddafi Foundation, Saif al-Islam led the humanitarian and charitable work.
The Gaddafi Foundation contributed to solving many international problems, such as contributing to the release of the two European hostages in the Philippines, providing material and moral support to many countries that were hit by natural disasters, and supporting the steadfastness of a number of Arab and African peoples.
He also worked through the Human Rights Association with a prominent activity in the promotion of human rights; Where the Human Rights Society of the Foundation he heads launched extensive campaigns to release political detainees, which led to the release of large numbers of them. The Society also launched a campaign against torture in Libya and the Middle East, and in 2006 it assessed the places of detention and presenting findings.