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Applications Invited for the Zayed Sustainability Prize

Applications Invited for the Zayed Sustainability Prize

Organization: Zayed Sustainability Prize

Apply By: 23 Jun 2024

Grant Amount: 1000000 USD

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About the Organization

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'srenewable energy company, managesthe Zayed Sustainability Prize. A dedicated team works on the Prize all year round.

About the Grant

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards 6 categories:

Health:

This category recognises organisations 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-bornhealthcare
  • Ending epidemics (AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis etc.)
  • Preventing and treating water-borne, communicable and non-communicablediseases
  • Reducing illness from pollution, hazardous chemicals and contamination

The Prize fund for this category is US $1,000,000.

Food:

This category recognises organisationsthat 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
  • Ensuring sustainability of food systems
  • Enhancing sustainable food production

The Prize fund for this category is US $1,000,000.

Energy:

This category recognises organisations 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 and energy infrastructure
  • Implementing clean energy technology innovation

The Prize fund for this category is US $1,000,000.

Water:

This category recognises organisationsthat can demonstrated 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

The Prize fund for this category is US $1,000,000.

Climate Action:

The category recognises organisations that have demonstrated innovative, impactful and inspirational solutions producing positive results in the following areas:

  • Climate Adaptation and resilience building
  • Sustainable Land Use and Forest Conservation
  • Nature-based solutions for conserving/restoring ecosystems and natural resources or carbon removal
  • Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

The solution may be an approach, service and/or product that can be directly attributed to a quantifiable positive impact pertaining to the areas mentioned above.

The Prize fund for this category is US $1,000,000.

Global High Schools:

The Global High Schools category recognises 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. health, food, energy, water and climate action).

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. 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; and
  • benefit the school community and/ortheir local/regional community forseveral years.

In each of the following six global regions, one school will win up to US $150,000.

How to Apply

In order to start your entry, please register an account with the Prize. 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 a later time. However, you will not be able to edit your entry after you have submitted it.

Submissions are open until 23 June 2024 5:00PM EST.

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