Zayed Sustainability Prize Announces 30 Finalists during Jury Meeting
On 27th September 2021, the Zayed Sustainability Prize held its Jury meeting to elect winners for its current 2022 cycle, who will be announced during the Prize’s Awards Ceremony at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), this January.
A total of 30 candidates were confirmed and are now vying to win up to 10 awards, across the five categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools. This year, the Prize received a remarkable 4,000 applications, marking a significant 68.5% increase in submission entries compared to the previous cycle, while attracting submissions from a record 151 countries, representing over three quarters of the world’s nations.
The Prize Jury, comprised of former heads of state, government ministers and international business figures, convened through a virtual meeting to review short listed submissions identified by the Prize’s Selection Committee in August.
To mark this year’s highly awaited winners’ announcement, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has joined forces with Dubai Expo 2020 for the hosting of its 2022 Awards Ceremony at the Dubai Exhibition Centre on Monday 17 January 2022. This reflects Expo’s ‘Sustainability’ theme and reiterates the UAE’s commitment to advancing the global transition to a sustainable and inclusive future. Notably, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) as a whole, which features the Awards Ceremony as one of its main components, will also be held at the Expo. More details will be announced by the Prize in coming months.
To view the complete list of 2022 finalists or to read the full story with more in-depth insights into each category, and in relation to the global sustainable development agenda. click here