TAKWEEN is a company registered under the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Department of Commercial Registration, Cairo Governorate. It is a shareholding company that falls under law 159 from the year 1981, with three board members and four associates. The company is registered on 28/07/2009 for a period of 25 years ending in 27/07/2034
WHO WE ARE
TAKWEEN, an urban development company, established in 2009 in EGYPT in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 80% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centres. Takween’s Team specializes in the development of integrated packages and solutions that on the one hand complement the efforts of tackling urban challenges while at the same time preserving the urban fabric that makes cities unique.
WHAT WE DO
We provide our services to clients with a mission to ensure that environmentally, culturally and socially responsive architectural and urban design solutions lead to inclusive cities. The disciplinary services we offer range from carrying out research & documentation to implementation, programme development and capacity building/training development.
The projects we are keen to participate in fall under urban planning, rehabilitation, urban development & upgrading, and heritage conservation & management.
Throughout all our work, TAKWEEN embraces a participatory approach, which is interpreted over activities, like workshops, focus groups, discussion sessions and meetings that we do with stakeholders and community. We always aspire, through these activities, to explore different viewpoints and underlying potentials. There are tools, among many we adopt in TAKWEEN, to be acquainted with community needs and to share alternatives and come up with decisions.
WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT...
Change is about a ‘Process’ not a ‘Product’
A ‘Process’ that is incremental, dynamic, reversible and catering for human inventiveness.
No Zero in development
Capitalising on community assets, community participation and capacity building.
No ‘Sustainability’ without ‘Institutional Change’
Social, economic and environmental sustainability can only be achieved through institutional change and good governance.
WHOM WE WORK WITH
We work with local and international entities. That includes ministries, local government entities, NGOs, CSOs, donors, CSR, private sector, universities, or any other active bodies in the field of urban development or integrated community development.
TAKWEEN has worked over the past years with prominent international organizations, including UNESCO - World Heritage Centre, UNDP, UNCHR, UN-Women, UN-Habitat, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), GIZ, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), LAVUE-Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme-CNRS, European Investment Bank, British Museum, Swiss Embassy, Relief International, American University (Washington D.C.) and USAID.
CEO / Partner
Operations Director / Partner
Architect / Design Manager / Partner
Ingy Halim is the Acting Finance Director for Takween for Integrated Development since Jan 2021 and prior to this was the Finance Manager for Takween’s biggest USAID funding project. In her positions Ingy is managing the financial actions of the company/projects to ensure that the financial reports are accurate and completed in a timely manner. Ingy holds a Certificate of Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institution of Management Accountants (IMA).
With over 15 years’ experience working in diverse financial positions in both corporate and development fields prior to her current role, she managed several projects funded from various donors (USAID, EU & GIZ) in addition to her role in managing corporates related financial aspects, financial planning as well as analyzing the corporate's financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions.
Sara Abd Rabo is an Operations Manager at Takween for Integrated Development since June 2020. Sara has worked in the Operations field for the past 19 years; she holds Bachelor of Commerce from Alexandria University and she holds Certification In Procurement and Supply operations (CIPS 2)
Sara has worked for a number of entities from the United Nations, International NGO’s as well as in other International private sector companies. Sara has experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement and Administration and 2013 she was part of a large program that worked during the Syrian emergency, where she was managing the procurement for the Refugees in Egypt.
Sara Abd Rabo