The Zayed Sustainability Prize – the UAE’s pioneering global sustainability and humanitarian award – has officially announced that the 2025 cycle is now open for submissions.
Submissions will be accepted until June 23, 2024 through the Prize’s online portal. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs), nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and high schools with sustainable solutions are invited to submit an entry for consideration in one of the six categories of Heath, Food, Energy, Water, Climate Action and Global High Schools.
Noteworthy, the Prize has increased its funds from US $3.6 million to US $5.9 million. The Prize will reward US $1 million to each winner in the organisational categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Climate Action.
Within the Global High Schools category, which is split into six world regions, each school can claim up to US $150,000 to start or further expand their project.
The six world regions of the Global High Schools category are The Americas, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia & Pacific.
Winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize will be announced at an Awards Ceremony during the 2025 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).
About the Zayed Sustainability Prize
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Prize aims to drive sustainable development and humanitarian action by recognising and rewarding organisations and high schools that are delivering innovative sustainable solutions across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, Climate Action and Global High Schools. For over 15 years, through its 117 winners, the Prize has positively impacted the lives of 384 million worldwide.
The most recent Zayed Sustainability Prize winners were recognised at an Awards Ceremony held during COP28 UAE.