At the 2008 World Future Energy Summit, H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE, announced the launch of the Zayed Future Energy Prize – a tribute to his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his legacy of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
By recognising solutions and technologies that can change the world, the Zayed Future Energy Prize, managed by Masdar in Abu Dhabi, has rewarded pioneering innovators and visionaries whose achievements have furthered the proliferation of renewable energy solutions.
Over the past decade, the Prize has seen 66 winners positively impact the lives of over 307 million people.
In April 2018, the Prize adapted its focus with a view to affecting greater impact across multiple sustainability sectors. In order to reflect this evolution, it was renamed the Zayed Sustainability Prize.
The Prize is divided into five distinct award categories; they are:
- Water, and
- Global High Schools
- To honour and continue the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s legacy of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
- To encourage, support and reward sustainability solutions that deliver transformative impact at a community or global level.
- To provide a platform for recognizing the next generation of sustainability innovators and leaders
- To foster a community that encourages the development of sustainable solutions among current and future generations
Each of the five price categories is funded with US$ 600,000.
For the last category "Global High Schools", the price fund is divided amongst six different regions, awarding each up to US$100,000:
- The Americas
- Europe & Central Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- East Asia & Pacific
- South Asia
Deadline for submissions is 9 August 2018.