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In today’s tumultuous world, particularly in the Middle East where the situation in Palestine is dire, violence and conflict are rampant. We witness daily reminders of this chaos through explosions and the displacement of countless people, creating immense challenges for the international community.

Despite hopes for positive change during the Arab Spring, political reforms have been insufficient, leaving many feeling frustrated and susceptible to extremist ideologies. The repercussions of this extremism are evident in ongoing conflicts in various countries, including Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Sudan, as well as conflicts further afield.

We recognize that military and security measures alone cannot solve these complex issues. It is imperative for all of us to engage across different fields to counter extremism effectively. In the face of these challenges, we gather to celebrate the successes of Arabs as a true renaissance – a revival of Arab achievements.

TAKREEM was founded with a vision to highlight Arab accomplishments, inspire youth, and showcase positive role models. Even amid setbacks, there are stories of triumph waiting to be shared and recognized.

TAKREEM’s mission is to shed light on these successes, reminding people, especially the youth, that amidst adversity, there is hope, love, and life thriving beyond the headlines of war.



TAKREEM highlights and promotes a favorable Arab identity that counters the negative narratives eclipsing the Arab world.

It honors those who have excelled in their field and inspired others in their quest for cultural, educational, scientific, environmental, humanitarian, social and economic excellence.


TAKREEM welcomes all individuals or institutions, irrespective of gender, religion, or origin.

Candidacies are open to the public, and our selection mechanism is solely based on merit. We are committed to equality and diversity, renouncing all forms of discrimination. As such, TAKREEM reinforces a positive Arab identity, cementing its commitment to making Arabs proud of their heritage.

about - who we are
Who we are

Established in 2009, TAKREEM endeavors to reshape the narrative surrounding the portrayal of the Arab image by showcasing the accomplishments of Arab achievers on a global scale.
Since its inception, the foundation has honored individuals from various Arab countries, fostering connections across regions and the diaspora.
It has built bridges between North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf and Arab diaspora, creating a community of like-minded people and acting as a gateway for the region’s cultural, educational, scientific, environmental, humanitarian, social and economic excellence.


TAKREEM aims to cultivate an environment and dynamics necessary for advancement, leaving an indelible mark and providing future generations with a new breed of role models.

In our Arab world, cracks reveal glimmers of hope for a brighter future. Men, women, and youth are reshaping our region with new beliefs and practices. TAKREEM celebrates Arab individuals and organizations who uplift their communities and bring pride to over 450 million Arabs.

The TAKREEM community unites brilliant minds from across the Arab world and beyond. Throughout the year, they convene at various events, from official ceremonies to informal gatherings, fostering friendships and collaborations that might not have happened otherwise.