Omaid Sharifi, 31, is a patron of the arts, Co-Founder and President of ArtLords. Mr. Sharifi is a fellow with Atlantic Council, Asia Society and American Foreign Relations Council/Rumsfeld Fellowship. Mr. Sharifi is Winner of Best Animation for Peace and Tolerance Award from MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum, Anti-Corruption Excellence Award Winner from Ban Ki-Moon and Emir of Qatar and Afghanistan’s Social Media Award Winner for encouraging offline action in 2017, 2016 and 2015 respectively. He co-founded the famous “I See You” campaign against corruption, Hamdeli (Empathy) Network for bringing joy to Afghan citizens and Sela Foundation in Afghanistan. Mr. Sharifi is U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni.

Mr. Sharifi started his career as a kid selling cookies and cigarettes in the streets of Kabul, he was part of the small team and aide to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Transition Coordination Commission and a Program Manager for Tawanmandi – a multi-million-dollar challenge fund for strengthening civil society in Afghanistan

Kabir Mokamel is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of ArtLords. With his strong creative, managerial and communication skills. With more than 14 years of hands on experience in the field of visual communication, marketing and advertising, he has managed a wide range of projects from conceptual to completion phase.


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Artlords was established in 2014. It is a grassroots movement of artists and volunteers motivated by the desire to pave the way for social transformation and behavioral change through employing the soft power of art and culture as a non-intrusive approach.

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