Arab men and women who have left their mark in the fields of science and technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and humanitarian work were honored at a special ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.
The Takreem Foundation Awards, in its 12th year, honored 12 bright Arab minds from around the world in a glittering ceremony at the Cultural Foundation Auditorium in Abu Dhabi.
Lebanon-based Assameh – Birth and Beyond, a non-profit organization specializing in the rehabilitation and operation of children’s wards in government hospitals, and the Palestinian Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children won awards in the Humanitarian and Civic Services category.
Palestinian Samer Said Khoury, director of design and construction at Consolidated Contractors Company, was recognized for his leadership.
Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Environment Authority, was the only Emirate to win the Takreem award. He won in the environmental development and sustainable development category.
Jordanian professor Hala Zreiqat won the award for scientific and technological achievements, while Saudi Arabian businessman Ahmed AlZaini was chosen for the young entrepreneur honor.
Ghada Feghali, educational figure from Lebanon, Dr. Nasser Shamma from Iraq, oud virtuoso, and economist Saudi Arabian professor Manahel Thabet were other award winners.
The US-based Leonardo Education Organization won the International Contribution to Arab Society category.
The winners were chosen by a jury of prestigious Arab personalities.
The awards night was followed by a gala dinner.
Talent in the spotlight
Takreem was founded in 2009 with the aim of honoring Arab achievements and bringing Arab achievers to the forefront of the global stage.
Since its inception, the foundation has honored and recognized laureates from almost all Arab countries. It built bridges between North Africa, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and the Arab diaspora, created a community of like-minded people and served as a gateway to the region’s cultural, educational, scientific, environmental, humanitarian, social and economic excellence.
Takreem awards ceremonies were previously held in Beirut, Doha, Manama, Paris, Marrakesh, Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Kuwait before it went online in 2020. Beirut will host the 11th edition of Takreem in 2021 despite political and economic reasons. upheaval in Lebanon.
“This year, the Foundation looks forward to working closely with new partners to set a new standard for how the Arab world celebrates its success stories, unites pioneers, gives back to its community, and strives to support and hope for a brighter future.” “, said the organizers in a press release.
Updated: October 30, 2022 at 9:28 am