Press Release

Anera receives the TAKREEM Award for International Contribution to Arab Society

November 17, 2018 | Kuwait City Anera is honored to have been selected as the Laureate for the 2018 International Contribution to Arab Society Category at the TAKREEM 2018 Awards Ceremony. The award was announced on Saturday evening, November 17th at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, National Theatre, Kuwait, at an event attended by Kuwait’s Emir, who served as Patron of the ceremony.

Anera President and CEO Sean Carroll attended the ceremony to receive the award, in acknowledgement of the organization’s accomplishments as an international contributor to Arab Society, and the key role it plays in inspiring present and future generations.

“This Award for International Contribution to Arab Society, for Anera, could just as easily be called the Award for Arab Contribution to International Society – or international social good. The recognition belongs to the many Arab and non-Arab founders, staff, supporters and partners who have worked together to build, shape and sustain Anera. To the extent we have been successful over the past 50 years, it is their success. On behalf of Anera, we are delighted to receive this award highlighting the importance of the work they have done, and the work we have still to do,” Mr. Carroll said.

TAKREEM uses a meticulous and strict framework for its candidate selection process. Since TAKREEM was established nine years ago, the organization and its prestigious Award Ceremony have honored inspiring high achievers in the fields of culture, education, science, environmental studies, humanitarian services, and socio-economic development in the Arab world. Previous annual award ceremonies were held in Beirut, Doha, Manama, Paris, Marrakech, Dubai, Cairo and Amman, bringing together important political, cultural, business and media figures from throughout the region to recognize unsung heroes in numerous fields. This year’s award jury included HE Sheikha Paula Al Sabah, Riad Al-Sadik, HRH Princess Alia Tabbaa, and Paul Salem. Other winners this year include Dr. Nadia Sakati, Mrs. Magda Gobran, Dr. Sami Hourani, Prof. Rachid Yazami, Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, and Dr. Ahmed Mater.

Mr. Carroll is available for a limited number of interviews to discuss the award and Anera’s relief and development projects serving refugees and other vulnerable populations in the Middle East. For more information:

Steven Fake
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About Anera

For 50 years, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Lebanon, and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate humanitarian relief and for sustainable health, education, and economic development efforts. Our staff are from the communities they serve, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most. In this way, Anera has grown to deliver more than $65 million in programming annually. We will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.