The Zayed Sustainability Prize has announced that its submissions process for the 2021 edition is now open.


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

Established in 2008, this annual award recognises and rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2021 will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in January 2021.

Categories

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards 5 categories:

  • Health: This category recognizes organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of health that include, but are not limited to:
    • Ensuring access to essential and affordable healthcare
    • Ensuring access to maternal and new-born healthcare
    • Ending epidemics (AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.)
    • Preventing and treating water-borne, communicable and non-communicable diseases
    • Reducing illness from pollution, hazardous chemicals and contamination
  • Food: This category recognizes organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of food that include, but are not limited to:
    • Decreasing hunger and malnutrition
    • Increasing agricultural or other food processing productivity
    • Enhancing sustainable food production
  • Energy: This category recognizes organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of energy that include, but are not limited to:
    • Ensuring access to affordable and reliable clean energy
    • Increasing production of clean energy
    • Improving energy efficiency
    • Introducing new forms of clean energy or other technology innovations
  • Water: This category recognizes organisations that can demonstrate innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of water that include, but are not limited to:
    • Ensuring access to safe and affordable drinking water
    • Ensuring access to sanitation and hygiene
    • Increasing water use efficiency
    • Improving water quality
  • Global High Schools
    • The Global High Schools category recognizes high schools or secondary schools, from six global geographic regions that propose innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability projects in the areas of health, food, energy and/or water. The application must be submitted by the students and supported by the school management. The projects must:
      • demonstrate how they meet the three criteria: impact, innovation, inspiration; as explained in the Evaluation Criteria section of this page;
      • be able to be implemented and operational within one to two years;
      • benefit the school community and/or their local/regional community for several years.
    • In each of the following six global regions:
      • The Americas
      • Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe & Central Asia
      • South Asia
      • East Asia & Pacific

Prize Information

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

  • Health USD 600,000
  • Food USD 600,000
  • Energy USD 600,000
  • Water USD 600,000
  • Global High Schools USD 600,000 (divided amongst six schools; awarding each up to US$100,000)

How to Apply

In order to start your entry, please register an account with the Prize by clicking the ‘Register’ button. An email will be sent to you to verify your email address. After the verification, you can start your entry by logging into the system. For your convenience, you will be able to save and return to your submission form for editing at any time. However, you will not be able to edit your entry after you have submitted it.

For more information, visit Zayed Sustainability Prize.

Name of the Organisation
The Zayed Sustainability Prize
Location
India
Grant Amount
USD 3 MIllion
Closing date of Proposal
Thursday, 11 June, 2020
RFP Email
https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/en/about/zayed-sustainability-prize
RFP URL
https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/en/about/zayed-sustainability-prize
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