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The Zayed Sustainability Prize: 3 Million Dollar Prize Fund For Five Categories

Geschreven op 21-7-2018 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Duurzaam Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

31 January 2019: The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open.

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.

Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in January next year.

15 January 2019: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, alongside leaders and representatives from the winners’ countries, presented awards to the 10 winners of the 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize at the annual awards ceremony.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulated the winners and praised their efforts and valuable contribution to support sustainable development. He encouraged them to keep up the good work to find innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future global challenges. He also praised their creative ideas and efforts that have contributed to the economic and social development of their countries and regions.

Sheikh Mohamed handed the prizes to 10 winners across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, which was held within Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW.

In the Health category, ‘We Care Solar‘ received the award for its Solar Suitcase, a portable maternity device to assist with childbirth and related medical services in off-grid rural areas. The unit brings together light, fetal monitoring and communications equipment and has already helped 1.8 million people by assisting doctors, midwives and medical professionals by providing emergency obstetric care across 3,325 health facilities in 27 African countries.

Sanku, the winner in the Food category, was recognised for its flour fortification machines that equip and incentivise small-scale, local millers to fortify their flour with nutrients using innovative technology. Sanku has currently installed 150 fortification machines in flourmills across five East African countries, impacting the lives of almost one million people daily by providing them safer and healthier food sources.

In the Prize’s Energy category, BBOXX, an energy solutions provider, was recognised for its plug-and-play solar device, offering users an on-grid experience in an off-grid setting. BBOXX has installed over 160,000 solar home systems across Africa, South America and the Pacific region, connecting over 675,000 people with clean, affordable energy solutions, and offsetting an approximate 87,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

ECOSOFTT, the winner in the Water category, was awarded for its decentralised community water management standard, which outlines a set of solutions for source management, water use, water recycling and discharge. It has implemented over 50 projects in five countries and provided more than 200,000 people access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Global High Schools category, which was introduced in 2012, expanded this year from five to six schools, with each representing a specific world region. Participating schools submitted a project proposal that addressed one or more of the four sustainability challenges: Health, Food, Energy or Water. The recipients of the 2019 Global High Schools category were: The Impact School (Guatemala), representing The Americas; Gymnasium Goethe (Tajikistan), representing Europe & Central Asia; American School of Dubai (UAE), representing the Middle East and North Africa region; African Leadership Academy (South Africa), representing Sub-Saharan Africa; SECMOL (India), representing South Asia; and Muntinlupa National High School (The Philippines), representing East Asia & Pacific.

21 July 2018: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a visionary champion of environmental stewardship and global sustainability.

This annual award celebrates achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Submit your entry today and join a growing community of innovators who are expanding the possibilities for a sustainable future. Deadline August 9 2018.

The Prize fund is distributed among the categories as per the following breakdown: Health US$ 600,000 – Food US$ 600,000 – Energy US$ 600,000 – Water US$ 600,000 – Global High Schools US$ 600,000 divided amongst 6 Global High Schools in 6 different regions (The Americas, Europe & Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia & Pacific, South Asia and MENA), awarding each up to US$100,000.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize will see a three-stage evaluation process, beginning with the due diligence that is conducted by a reputed international research and analysis consultancy. Following this, the shortlisted entries will undergo evaluations by a Selection Committee to determine the finalists. From these finalists, a Jury will select the winners in all five categories, including the winning schools from six world regions.

The deliberations on who wins the Zayed Sustainability Prize are set against three core criteria where entrants must demonstrate: Impact: Significant and 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 and the ability to inspire others.

Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize will be announced at the awards ceremony during the opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, on Monday 14th January 2019.

See also: Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018: Celebrating 10 Years of Zayed Future Energy Prize #ZFEPTurns10

7 Reacties

  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    28 juli 2018 om 17:57 | Permalink

    Sir Richard Branson Encourages Organisations To Enter The Zayed Sustainability Prize

    Recognising and celebrating social enterprises, small and medium size businesses and NGOs, #ZSP and Sir Richard Branson invite you to submit your innovative sustainable solutions by August 9th in the areas of health, food, water and energy to help drive a global humanitarian impact.

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    29 augustus 2018 om 19:19 | Permalink

    The Zayed Sustainability Prize: A Global Award Recognising Sustainability

  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 februari 2019 om 16:14 | Permalink

    Zayed Sustainability Prize: Calling Global Sustainability Innovators

    Do you have a solution that can transform our world? The Zayed Sustainability Prize are looking for initiatives and projects across Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools.

  4. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 februari 2019 om 16:45 | Permalink

    Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 Health Winner: We Care Solar

    Creators of the Solar Suitcase, a portable device tailored for childbirth and related medical services.

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 februari 2019 om 16:47 | Permalink

    Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 Food Winner: SANKU

    Provides innovative flour fortification machines that improve lives of communities vulnerable to malnutrition.

  6. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 februari 2019 om 16:48 | Permalink

    Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 Energy Winner: BBOXX

    A plug and play solar home system providing access to clean and affordable energy.

  7. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 februari 2019 om 16:50 | Permalink

    Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 Water Winner: ECOSOFTT

    A decentralised, community water management standard with solutions that provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

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