Zayed Sustainability Prize opens submissions

Published: February 04, 2023

Submissions at the moment are open for the 2024 version of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, price over AED 11 million.

The annual award helps social initiatives that make use of recent applied sciences and options to rework individuals’s lives.

SMEs, non-profit organisations and excessive colleges the world over can apply on-line till May 2 – and the winners can be introduced throughout the COP28 Climate Summit later this yr.

The initiatives launched by earlier prize winners have impacted the lives of greater than 378 million individuals worldwide.

Entries might be submitted for one of many 5 classes that embody Heath, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. The Prize’s $3 million fund will reward winners $600,000 in every class.

Inspired by the sustainability and humanitarian legacy of the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Prize has, so far, recognised a complete of 106 winners whose options or student-led college initiatives have positively remodeled the lives of tens of millions.

The Prize’s 2023 award cycle acquired a record-breaking 4,538 functions from 152 nations, marking a 13 per cent improve in submissions in comparison with the earlier cycle.

“Since 2008, the Prize has, through the visionary leadership of the United Arab Emirates, facilitated the delivery of sustainable solutions to vulnerable communities, improving access to reliable and affordable energy, safe drinking water, nutritious food and quality healthcare for millions,” mentioned Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Director-General of the Zayed Sustainability Prize.

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