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Zayed Sustainability Prize

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 (US$ 3 million in Prizes)

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Zayed Sustainability Prize History

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, an evolution of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Moreover, 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.

Furthermore, at the 2008 World Future Energy Summit, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced the launch of the Zayed Future Energy Prize – a tribute to his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as well as his sustainability legacy.

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 318 million people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the sustainable actions of the Prize winners since 2009.


The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open. Also, the UAE’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact and inspiration in sustainable development solutions has announced that, from 30th January to 30th May, it will be inviting organisations and schools to submit their entries in one of its five categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.


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

  • Health: $600,000
  • Also, Food: $600,000
  • Energy: $600,000
  • Also, Water: $600,000
  • Global High Schools: $600,000


The evaluation criteria for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories are:

  • Impact: Significant as well as tangible outcomes on the quality of people’s lives.
  • Innovation: Distinctive characteristics to change the “status quo” and potential to catalyse opportunities that will have a disruptive positive impact and transformative change.
  • Inspiration: The potential to scale up project outcomes, in the next decade, as well as the ability to inspire others.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 May,2019
Open toAll
Organizer Zayed Sustainability Prize



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