Published On: Sun, Dec 25th, 2016

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy first ever artist to co-chair the 47th World Economic Forum

The Pakistani film-maker and Journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first Pakistani artist to co-chair the 47th Annual World Economic Forum meeting slated to happen in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 17-20 January on next year 2017.

The Academy Award Winner Journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is all set to co-chair the 47th World Economic Forum which scheduled to take place in Switzerland’s Davos-Kloster. The Annual meeting of worldwide leadership slated to initiate from 17 January and the last day of the session is 20 January 2017 under the theme “Responsible and Responsive Leadership”.


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy who recently grabbed the honor of Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary for short documentary film “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” and previously awarded with same on second time for “Saving Face”, is to co-chair the WEF annual meeting in Davos-Kloster in which the convene invites the 2,500 number of individuals from more than 100 countries. These 2,500 individuals have to participate in more than 300 sessions amid the schedule of 3 days but it is the honor for Pakistan that the 47th Annual World Economic Forum will co-chair by a Pakistani who is the Journalist, producer and filmmaker as well, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Though Sharmeen’s work on-screen, the hard working lady collect almost 6 Emmy Awards along with an Oscar on global level mainly for short documentary flicks. As per the WEF is under consideration, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman and Founder Klaus Schwab addressed the thousands of the territory to give the better governance system that provide every people a voice as well as the WEF meeting will discuss mainly the five challenges for 2017 including slow economic growth, breakdown in global collaboration, crisis for capitalism, loss of identity and the preparation for the incoming industrial revolutions.

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