Zayed Sustainability Prize

Up to $600,000 is available from Zayed Sustainability Prize to reward the most innovative and visionary sustainability solutions of our time.

Zayed Sustainability Prize

Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a global award that honours the legacy of the UAE’s late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, by rewarding the most innovative and visionary sustainability solutions of our time. In order to ensure that the best ideas from around the world are considered, we look to attract the very best applicants from six world regions, across five core categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools.

 

Background

The Prize fund comes from the Abu Dhabi Government as a way to honour and continue the sustainability legacy of the late founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, manages the Zayed Sustainability Prize. A dedicated team works on the Prize all year round.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards ceremony takes place during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The next award ceremony will be held on 14th January 2019.

 

Prize Categories

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards 5 categories:

  • Health
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Global High Schools (1 award for each of the below regions)
    • The Americas
    • Europe & Central Asia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • East Asia & Pacific
    • South Asia
    • MENA

 

Funding

The total prize fund is US$3 million, distributed as follows:

  • Health – $600,000
  • Food – $600,000
  • Energy – $600,000
  • Water – $600,000
  • Global High Schools – $600,000 – (divided amongst 6 Schools, awarding each up to US$100,000)
    • The Americas
    • Europe & Central Asia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • East Asia & Pacific
    • South Asia
    • MENA

 

Eligibility

If you are an organisation, SME, or high school, with an idea that can redefine your community and the global sustainability agenda, please submit your entries by clicking on the “Submit” icon on the Homepage.

Applicants can only submit one entry, per category, for consideration.

 

Timing

Applications close 9 August 2018.

 

More Information

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