Zayed Sustainability Prize 2018

The next chapter begins

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:


Selection Process

All submissions go through our three-tiered evaluation process.

  • First stage: A reputed international Research & Analysis firm conducts due diligence on all submissions to ensure that they meet the criteria of the Zayed Sustainability Prize: Innovation, Impact, and Inspiration.
  • Second stage: The Selection Committee reviews every entry and the final entries are sent to the Jury for final evaluation.
  • Third stage: The Jury meets in person to deliberate on the finalists and select the winner in each category. Final decisions are unanimous. The winners will be announced at the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony, which takes place in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.


Prize Fund

The total prize fund is US$3 million, distributed as follows:

  • Health – $600,000
  • Food – $600,000
  • Energy – $600,000
  • Water – $600,000
  • Global High Schools – $600,000 – (divided amongst 6 Schools, awarding each up to US$100,000)


Focus Locations: 

  • The Americas
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • South Asia
  • MENA

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

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August 9, 2018
Organizer Zayed Sustainability Prize
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