The Selection Process
The process by which TAKREEM selects candidates for each of the categories is both focused and strict. It ensures that all those nominations TAKREEM receives are dealt with in an unbiased and nondiscriminatory manner. Each nominee has the right to compete without regard to religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation or age. In all but one of the award categories, candidates should be of Arab ancestry.
The actual identification of nominees to be honored publicly involves a two-stage process that aims at ensuring that the accomplishments of each candidate are fully examined and evaluated.
The first stage
This stage calls for an in-depth review by selection committees. Each category is dealt with, independently of the others. Short-lists of candidates chosen to move forward in the selection process are prepared in each category.
The second stage
The International Jury reviews the shortlisted candidates and identifies one person or institution in each category. The Jury Members are asked to form an overall view of each candidate as measured against those criteria most appropriate to the accomplishments of that individual or institution. The recipient of the award in each category will have been deemed to have demonstrated the possession of the greatest number of assets called for by the criteria.
Members of TAKREEM team are available to these committee members during their review of nominating files, but only in an advisory capacity. They, in no way, participate in actual candidate assessments.