Zayd Sustainability Award 2021
  • - May 6, 2021

By recognising pioneering solutions and technologies that can change the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has rewarded innovators and visionaries whose achievements have furthered the global proliferation of innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions.

Over 352 million people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the sustainability solutions and school projects of the 86 recipients of the Prize winners since the first awards ceremony in 2009.

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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.

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

Benefits

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)

Eligibilities

  • HEALTH: This category recognizes organizations that have demonstrated 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
    • Organizations must also demonstrate a clear vision and long-term plan to further deploy their solution and scale up their impact, as well as inspiring others to follow suit by advancing sustainable and human development.
    • To be eligible for this category, organizations must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or non-profit organization (NPO).
  • FOOD: This category recognises organisations that have demonstrated 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
    • Organizations must also demonstrate a clear vision and long-term plan to further deploy their solution and scale up their impact, as well as inspiring others to follow suit by advancing sustainable and human development.
    • To be eligible for this category, organizations must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or non-profit organization (NPO).
  • ENERGY: This category recognizes organizations that have demonstrated 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
    • Organizations must also demonstrate a clear vision and long-term plan to further deploy their solution and scale up their impact, as well as inspiring others to follow suit by advancing sustainable and human development.
    • To be eligible for this category, organizations must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or non-profit organization (NPO).
  • WATER: This category recognizes organizations 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
    • Organisations must also demonstrate a clear vision and long-term plan to further deploy their solution and scale up their impact, as well as inspiring others to follow suit by advancing sustainable and human development.
    • To be eligible for this category, organizations must be small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), or non-profit organization (NPO).
  • 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 proposed project could be in one area (e.g. water) or a combination of areas (e.g. energy, water, food, and health).
    • The Prize is intended to encourage students to develop and implement their sustainability ideas and is not aimed at administrative projects or educational reforms at the school.
    • The award in this category is not given for past achievements but will enable students from winning high schools to implement sustainability projects in their own schools. These student-led projects must demonstrate innovative approaches to address sustainability challenges, and inspire students to take active roles in sustainable development.
Eligible Regions: The Americas, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia & Pacific

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: May 6, 2021 (68 Days Remaining)

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For Further Queries

For general queries on the Prize, please contact the Zayed Sustainability Prize team at [email protected]
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