Arab Thought Foundation
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The Arab Thought Foundation[1] is an independent international non-governmental organization having no association with regimes and no political, party or sectarian affiliations whatsoever. Since its establishment in the year 2000 by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, with the support and competencies of a group of intellectuals, investors and businessmen who believed in its message and principles of enlightenment, the Foundation is committed to instilling pride in the traditions, principles and values of the nation by promoting responsible freedom, reinforcing Arab solidarity and strengthening the unifying Arab identity, while preserving the wealth diversity and plurality.
In its contributions to intellectual and cultural efforts, ATF has adopted an approach based on fostering partnerships and cooperation with complementing relevant organizations, institutions, think tanks and research centers. It has also launched many pioneering programs and projects aimed at empowering the youth, modernizing the teaching and learning methods of Arabic language and highlighting the importance of dialogue and openness to the world's many languages and cultures.
ATF has sought to spread knowledge, encourage creativity and innovation, develop structures and mentalities and achieve the objectives of comprehensive and sustainable development, through its various programs, projects, conferences, awards, forums, seminars, books, reports, and other publications.
FIKR Conference
Since 2002, it constitutes a landmark in the history of cultural conferences in the Arab World, and an interactive platform for constructive exchange of ideas, expertise and leading experiences. The Conference raises every year an emerging topic affecting the Arab World and addresses it in a scientific, civilized and responsible manner.
Arab Creativity Award
It was launched in 2007 with the aim of highlighting creative works and stimulating innovation, as well as stressing on the outstanding achievements, exceptional ideas, innovative work and creative energies, in order to contribute in spreading and promoting the culture of creativity, with a particular focus on young generations.
Youth Program
It was launched in 2007 with the aim to stimulate the potential and creative energies of the youth and empower them to assume responsibilities, develop their communities, enhance the spirit of participation and cooperation, and raise the level of awareness, culture and knowledge.
Education Program
They includes "Arabi21" program, which aims to contribute to the development of Arabic language learning and teaching methods; “TAMAM” project that represents an innovative model for the development of schools in the Arab world, as well as “Tarbiya21” project which aims to contribute to the educational development through knowledge exchange among educators around the world.
Research Center
Since its launch in 2010, it has been publishing books, reports, researches, scientific studies and research-based projects, and other publications in relation to the developmental, intellectual and cultural aspects of the Arab world. The most prominent publications are the Arab Annual Report on Cultural Development, Ofoq Newsletter, and a series of translated books from French, Spanish, Chinese and Indian to Arabic within “One Civilization" program.
Awards and Recognition
In recognition of its initiatives and contribution to promote the diversity of Arab thought, culture, and development and to foster a culture of dialogue, the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) garnered many Arab and international awards, most notably[citation needed]
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