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What is TAKREEM Initiative?
TAKREEM aims to be a source of inspiration for Arabs worldwide, where we seek to identify and promote Arab accomplishments by highlighting Arab excellence and leadership in multiple fields.
TAKREEM’s vision is to publicize the expertise Arabs have brought to a wide array of human endeavors. TAKREEM is committed to shaping a clear perception of Arabs broadly, and to inspiring both present and future generations to contribute actively to advancement in all fields.
When was TAKREEM established?
The year 2004 saw the birth of the idea behind the emergence of TAKREEM Initiative. After years of hard work the first ceremony took place in March 2010.
Where were the previous TAKREEM ceremonies held?
The annual ceremony is held rotationally in one of the 22 MENA countries:
The first TAKREEM ceremony was held in Lebanon at the Casino Du Liban on March 25, 2010

 The second TAKREEM ceremony was held in Qatar at the Cultural Village Katara on April 30, 2011 

 The third TAKREEM ceremony was held in Bahrain at the Cultural Hall in Manama on November 30, 2012

How can I/we collaborate or support TAKREEM Initiative?

You can partner with TAKREEM through the following means:


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How much does it cost to apply to become a TAKREEM Initiative candidate?
There is no application fee.                                                                                                   
Who is eligible?
Any individual or organization with the following criteria:
Arab ancestry (except for The TAKREEM Award for Exceptional International Contribution to Arab Society)
Active in business and/or social setting(s)
At the top of his/her respective field- either at an individual or cooperative group level
Cultured and well-rounded personality
Specialized in specific skills
Have either a social, cultural, entrepreneurial, scientific, educational, humanitarian, civil, or business background
How do I/we apply?
You can apply through either of the following channels:
Online through the Candidate’s page
Print and complete the application form and send it with your CV or company profile by:

       Fax:   +961 - 1 - 20 47 89
      Mail:   Olive Branch- TAKREEM Awards
      Asco Center (5th Floor) 
      Sassine Square
      Ashrafieh, Beirut

For more information, please contact us: +961-1-204787/8
Can I/we submit more than one nomination for the award categories?
Individuals, organizations or institutions may enter one or more nomination for the available categories on the condition that each application meets the strict criteria for the specific award category.  Moreover, each entry must be submitted on a separate application form.
When can I/we start applying and when is the final deadline for applications?
Candidature for TAKREEM 2013 is valid until 30 April 2013.
Will the information I/we submit in the application form remain confidential?

Yes, all information will remain confidential. Only the committees involved in the selection process will have access to the application for selection purposes (by committees, we mean: Peer Review Commission, Selection Board and International Jury Board).


How does the judging process work?

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 non-discriminatory 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 step calls for an in-depth review by selection boards made up of individuals from across the Arab world that are recognized experts in their fields.  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 step in the process of selection calls upon an International Jury Board to review the short-listed candidates and identify one person or institution in each category. The members of this International Jury Board are distinguished personalities who are prominent not only in the Arab world but beyond.  They have demonstrated their interest in highlighting examples of exceptional achievement in the Arab world. They themselves have also led by example.  Their participation in the selection of laureates ensures that those winners will garner respect for themselves and their actions, and will bring pride to the whole of the Arab world.

Members of the 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.

Application Process
You will receive an e-mail confirming that your nomination has been received
We accept applications in three languages: Arabic, English, and French
If you are not accepted this year, you can apply again for the next year, but you will have to repeat the entire application process
If you are a finalist, you will be contacted one month prior to the ceremony


What are the benefits of being a TAKREEM finalist?
The TAKREEM ceremony acknowledges, promotes, encourages and rewards the achievements of Arab nationals across diverse fields. Some of the benefits include:

Gaining exceptional international media exposure
Networking and building strong relationships with like-minded corporations and individuals
Raising public awareness about your achievements 
Contributing to the betterment of the Arab world
Becoming a role model for Arabs worldwide
Adding something unique to your credentials

When will the TAKREEM winners be announced?

The winners will be announced on the actual night of the TAKREEM ceremony. 

What is the dress code for the TAKREEM ceremony?

Black tie or national attire only.

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