Dr Benedetta Paravia, known also by her artistic name “Princess Bee”, is an Italian expert in International relations and project management, an U.A.E. enthusiast since 2002. She is also an author, journalist, producer and philanthropist.
In 2005, with the endorsement of the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education, she set up “The Intercultural Project”, a training educational program for Emirati and Italian University students, specially devised to make the European and Arab Cultures closer in favor of promoting the intercultural exchange and integration of the Arab and Mediterranean world that over the centuries were greatly enriched by each’ others cultural exchanges. She promoted the intercultural dialogue for the understanding of cultural diversity combating discrimination and social exclusion.
She is the co-founder and Ambassador of the non-profit A.N.G.E.L.S.- National Association of Great Energies Leading Solidarity, born in 2008, for the medical care in Italy of sick children from war afflicted areas. She is the only artist in the world who received the Patronage of UNESCO for having written, in 2006, "Angels - a song for peace" as a fundamental importance for peace and solidarity between populations.
With the cooperation of the Italian Government, in 2008 she renewed the Al Amal Orphanage in Gaza giving the orphans basic equipment needed for their psychomotor development.
In 2008 she created a special jewel for charity, called “Brotherhood, sons of the same Father”, representing the symbols of the 3 monotheistic religions in chronological order, to remember to Jews, Christians and Muslims that we are all descending from Patriarch Abraham.
In 2010 in the Campidoglio in Rome, she officially launched her international initiative “Music for Solidarity” inviting artists from all over the world to contribute with their music in the humanitarian causes. She organized missions of Peace in Lebanon and Kossovo with Esercito Italiano Army Forces Leonte 8 and Leonte 9 (UNIFIL) where she personally collected medicines from Italy in favor of the needy populations.
In 2013 she was nominated International Ambassador of Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs (now People of Determination) and she volunteered for a year collecting donations for the center.
In 2014 she wrote “Emaraat”, with Emirati lyricist Ali al-Khawar, the first international song dedicated to the U.A.E. The song, released during the National day, was best seller in the Middle East in both Arabic and International categories in the Virgin Megastore of MENA Region.
In 2017 she has been nominated to become UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Italy.
In 2018 she produced the first TV, web and inflight series "Hi Dubai", part of “Hi Emirates”, dedicated to women who belongs to U.A.E. as a way of inspiring and empowering women, following the guidelines of the Emirati Leaders and as a tribute to them.
The second series “Hi Emirates” is dedicated to Her Highness Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak and explains how an authentic Islamic nation such as the U.A.E. is modelling the way to a more-connected and harmonious society. The series talks about Tolerance which offers dignity and respect to a diverse population.
All the women participating in the series are volunteers, sharing their gratitude and love for the U.A.E. and they end their interviews making the salute gesture of WIN, VICTORY, LOVE created by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai. The gesture inspires Ethic, Success and Love for the Nation.
Considered by the global media as Ambassador of the Arab Culture, she become a key factor of the Arab Global Renaissance presented for the first time in 2019 by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud.
Her 3rd tv and web series will be dedicated to Saudi women achievers with the title of “Hi Saudi”.