2019 Zayed Sustainability Future Energy Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2019.

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.

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.



The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards 5 categories:
1.  Health
2. Food
3. Energy
4. Water
5. Global High Schools (1 award, per region)
– The Americas
– Europe and Central Asia
– Middle East & North Africa
– Sub-Saharan Africa
– South Asia
– East Asia and Pacific



For Health, Food, Energy and Water categories, the criteria are:


The innovation criterion requires organisations to:
a. demonstrate that their solution has unique and distinctive characteristics compared to their competitors;
b. have a level of maturity by being demonstrated on the ground;
c. have already shown characteristics to change the ‘status quo’ and have the potential to catalyse opportunities not previously considered through disruptive or transformative change.

The impact criterion is designed to test if the organisation has demonstrated significant and tangible results.
a. organisations will be expected to show that their solution has had a positive impact on the quality of peoples’ lives. Direct and indirect impacts are considered;
b. organisations will also need to demonstrate that they have good governance, employ skilled people, are operationally and financially stable, as well being resilient to potential or real challenges.

The inspiration criterion is designed to test if:

a.  organisation has a long-term vision and credible plan to deploy the prize money and scale up outcomes and impact over the next 10-15 years;
b.  organisation can outline the scale of their ambition and how they can multiply the positive impact of their core issues and continue to improve people’s lives.
c. organisation can also demonstrate that they are able to inspire others to multiply, sustain and catalyse further benefits.



The total prize fund is USD 3 million, distributed as follows:
1. Health USD 600,000
2. Food USD 600,000
3. Energy USD 600,000
4. Water USD 600,000
5. Global High Schools USD 600,000 (divided amongst six schools; awarding each up to US$100,000)
The Americas
Europe & Central Asia
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Asia
East Asia & Pacific




Zayed Sustainability Prize

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