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Takreem turns 10: Pioneers gather from across Arab world in prelude session

Takreem has brought together some of the brightest minds in the MENA to share their experiences and hopes for the Arab World.

Takreem held its Selection Board Dinner and "Voice Your Dreams" session in Lebanon "It is through collective voices coming together that we try to change and make the change that we seek to see" - Ghada Hammouda, Takreem Laureate The 10th ceremony will return to Lebanon as well

Takreem, the annual awards ceremony that awards Arab excellence in the fields of science, business and more, held its Selection Board Dinner yesterday at the Boustan Hotel in Lebanon. Jury members, previous winners, and the press were all in attendance.

The dinner was preceded by a session aptly named “Voice Your Dreams,” where remarkable Arab men and women shared memorable emotional experiences, human stories and their dreams for a better Arab world. Among the themes discussed were the importance of Arab women, Arab excellence in science, humanitarian achievements, and more.

“It is through collective voices coming together that we try to change and make the change that we seek to see,” Ghada Hammouda, 2018 winner of the Excellence in Education award, shared with those attending.

Takreem is an annual awards event originating in Lebanon. This year, it celebrates its 10th anniversary, and will return to its roots by bringing Takreem back home to Beirut, Lebanon through a week of celebrations.

The next Jury Board Meeting will take place in London, where the candidates will be further narrowed down.

Last year’s ceremony was held in Kuwait, where AMEinfo was also witness to the exceptional men and women taking to the stage. Among those was Nadine Hachach-Haram, whose biotech company Proximie seeks to bridge the geographical gap between skilled surgeons and the people most in need of them. She was the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award.