Zayed Sustainability Prize

Deadline: 21 May 2020
Open to: small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) or non-profit organisations (NPO); students supported by school management
Benefits: USD 3 million annual fund distributed among the winners


At the 2008 World Future Energy Summit, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced the launch of the Zayed Future Energy Prize – a tribute to his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his sustainability legacy.

By recognising pioneering solutions and technologies that can change the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has rewarded innovators and visionaries whose achievements have furthered the global proliferation of innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions. Over 335 million people have been directly or indirectly impacted by the sustainability solutions and school projects of the 86 recipients of the Prize winners since the first awards ceremony in 2009.

The Prize supports 5 different categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools.


To be eligible for the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, organisations must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a non-profit organisation (NPO).

Global High Schools category is available for the students supported by the school management.


The Prize’s USD 3 million annual fund rewards winners USD 600,000 in each category; the Global High Schools category is split into six world region winners, with each school able to claim up to USD 100,000 to start or augment their project in their local communities.

How to Apply?

For more details please visit the official website.