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TEDxUKZN - Dr. Imtiaaz Sooliman - The GIft of the Givers Foundation

Dr. Imtiaz Ismail Sooliman qualified as a medical doctor at University of Natal Medical School in 1984. On 06 August 1992 founded Gift of the Givers Foundation; In a 17 year period developed the organisation into one of the most respected international humanitarian agencies, delivering 360 million rand of aid to millions of recipients in 25 countries, South Africa included. He developed the Gift of the Givers Foundation into one of the finest and fastest disaster response agency in the world. In September 2007 received an Honourary Doctorate Award from the Tshwane University of Technology. Has received awards from two successive South African presidents including the President's Order of the Star of South Africa (the highest civilian award in the country) from Pres. F.W. De Klerk in 1993; the PMB civic commendation award from President Nelson Mandela in 1997. In July 2006 received a Presidential Award from the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf for Pakistan earthquake response. Synopsis Imtiaaz provides the audience with a quick overview of the work his organisation is doing throughout the world. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self- organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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