Arab Thought Foundation held a press conference on Wednesday, November 23rd in Dubai, announcing the winners of the Arab Creativity Award at its fifth round in 2011, in addition to an update on the Foundation general conference “Fikr 10” which will be held this year under the title: “Arab Spring: What’s Next?”.
The ATF Deputy Secretary General and the Executive Director of Fikr Conferences, Mr. Hamad AlAmmari, opened the conference and reviewed the latest activities of “Fikr 10”, hosted by the city of Dubai this year, under the auspices of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The Committee of the Arab Creativity Award, at its fifth session for the year 2011, and The Most Important Arabic Book Award held its first meeting on September 29th, at the Bristol Hotel in Beirut, attended by the members of the Advisory Board for the award, which includes a group of researchers, academics, specialists from several Arab countries, intellectuals and editors of Arab newspapers.
The Arab Thought Foundation assigns each year for the Arab Creativity Award in seven fields: scientific, technical, economic, social, media, literary and artistic fields. The financial reward for the Award is estimated to 50.000 U.S. Dollars for each winner in a range of the fields included in the prize. The winner receives the Certificate and the Order of the Award during a ceremony held every year in a specific Arab country.
The Secretary General of the Arab Thought Foundation, Dr. Soliman Abdel Moneim, announced the winning of the researcher Dr. Samir Abou Zeid for “The Most Important Arabic Book” Award for his book “Science and Arabic View to the World”, issued by the Center for Arab Unity Studies (2009). It is a new award granted by the Arab Thought Foundation for the first time this year and valued of 75.000 US Dollars.
The Arab Thought Foundation announced the names of the Arab Creativity Award winners for 2010 in the following six fields: scientific, economic, social, media, literary and artistic fields for this year. The value of the prize is estimated to U.S. $ 50 thousand in each field, in addition to an honoring ceremony and the institution medal award.
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