About us


Arab Thought Foundation

Contact Person: Zeina Karame
Address: Downtown
P.O. Box: 11-524
Telephone: 009611997100
Mobile: 009613626379
Fax: 009611997101
Email: zeina@fikrconferences.org
Website: www.fikrconferences.org
The Arab Thought Foundation is an international, independent and non-governmental organization created in 2001 with the objective of promoting the interests of the Arab region. The foundation believes in a constructive and continuous cooperation between the business community, the intellectuals and the civil society in order to advance the development of the Arab societies. It aims at improving all fields of knowledge through the generation of innovative and creative ideas. In order to accomplish its mission, the Arab Thought Foundation conducts a certain number of activities in the field of Education, Art & Culture, Youth, Women empowerment and others. It also offers to the Arab communities once a year a unique platform for ideas exchange, creative thinking and innovation in the occasion of its annual conference, FIKR. FIKR is the only gathering in the Arab world bringing together top experts from different fields of knowledge but also the active business community of the region, the representatives of the civil society and more importantly the Arab Youth, the future of our region. FIKR is also a unique opportunity to spread a positive and constructive image of the Arab region to the rest of the world by reflecting the values of our societies and promoting the outstanding contribution of Arab talents to the world. Indeed, brilliant Arab minds are many in the region and beyond and FIKR, thanks to its unique annual get-together, gives them a unique opportunity to share their work and emphasize the exceptionality of the Arab Thought. The “ATF Youth Program” is a unique visionary, inspiring, generous and keen to count Youth, without distinction as privileged players in our societies. It consists of series of unique and continuous effort all along the year, strengthen by a methodology based on coexistence, tolerance, creativity and open environment for challenging discussions. Goals:  Creating a unique opportunity for youth to address altogether to most pressing issues facing the next generations and advise on optimal solutions.  Empower Arab Youth and allow them to start playing a major role in the evolution of the region and contributing to improving their own future  Inspire the youngest generation and motivate them to step in and take the lead, together with the other communities  Engage our Youth on important regional issues and raise awareness on the culture of responsibility and participation  Offer the young Arabs the opportunity to reinforce their education and knowledge background, enrich their life experience and be a key factor in our political, social and economic debates