The Zayed Sustainability Prize Newsletter

Q4 - 2021       عربى

 
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Prize to recognise and award sustainability pioneers while engaging in meaningful dialogue on the state of global sustainability at ADSW 2022

The Zayed Sustainability Prize team, and its global community of pioneers, are gearing up for another exciting participation in next year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which will take place between 16th to 19th January 2022.

This year the Prize Ceremony, which is in its 14th cycle, is expected to be even more memorable, as it will take place at Expo 2020 Dubai, along with the Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 17th January at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.

The Awards Ceremony will bring together finalists from around the world, comprised of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), and schools, and across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, who are all vying to win part of the 3 million Prize fund to amplify or launch their sustainable solution or project. Read More  

 
 
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Beyond2020 expands impact with deployments in The Philippines & Rwanda

The Zayed Sustainability Prize’s flagship platform for global outreach, Beyond2020, continues to engage vulnerable communities, the world over, as it provides tech for good and critical solutions aligned with UN SDGs to foster development that is inclusive and sustainable.

Guided by the timeless sustainability and humanitarian values of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, the pioneering initiative oversees the deployment of sustainable solutions by technology providers, who are previous winners and finalists of the Prize. The initiative addresses some of the world’s most pressing sustainable development challenges, providing quality healthcare, nutritious food, essential energy, and access to safe water for drinking and sanitation.

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The Philippines

18,000 Filipinos enjoy improved water access

Four hydraulic ram pumps and 13 water kiosks, developed by the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI), the 2020 Zayed Sustainability Prize finalist in the ‘Water’ category, are being used to impact 3,000 residents in the village of Cabagnaan in the Province of Negros Occidental and 15,000 people in 14 villages across Altavista in the Province of Leyte.
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Rwanda

Rural communities in Rwanda mark a new beginning with vital healthcare solutions

The initiative also extended its humanitarian reach to rural communities in Africa by supporting critical access to healthcare services in Rwanda across a rural population of 20,000 people. The deployment aims to bring sustainable and affordable primary care to two regions in Rwanda. Read More

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Why?

The challenge of water pollution and scarcity - both physical and economic - affects many around the world, posing a serious threat to human health whether through drinking and food production, or through sanitation.


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As a social enterprise, ECOSOFTT has set out to address both aspects of the growing water crisis by promoting water sustainability through decentralised water management solutions for homes, buildings and industry.

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The last quarter of 2021 has been an exciting period for the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s Global High Schools community who represent 41 winners across six world regions, through the inauguration of two transformational school projects in Kiribati and Nigeria.

With 18 schools from six world regions confirmed as finalists for the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize, the Global High Schools category remains an integral focus area for the UAE’s pioneering award for recognising sustainable solutions and humanitarianism around the world and those who are committed to accelerating them.

Open to high schools worldwide, the Prize recognises youth as a driving force for future sustainable development and empowers them to reach their full potential, inspiring next generations to be responsible, sustainable citizens. Contenders in this category must demonstrate new and innovative approaches in one or more of the fields in health, food, energy, and water - which align with the Prize’s core categories - through project proposals that can yield tangible results for their communities and that are designed to deliver positive educational impact. Shortlisted schools and students can win up to US$100,000 to bring their projects to life.

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‘Voices of Sustainability’ was launched in March 2021 by the Zayed Sustainability Prize as a dedicated space where the world’s sustainability thought leaders meet to address the most pressing issues on the global clean transition agenda.

The success of the series has been reflective of the momentum around sustainability efforts in the post-pandemic recovery era, across sectors, industries, and geographies, and it is manifested in the high interest it has attracted to-date, counting well over one million views.
 

Transforming food systems for climate resilience

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As the series unrolled in the months leading up to the much-anticipated COP26 summit in Glasgow, an overarching lens across its various episodes has been climate action and its impact on achieving other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That was also the focus of the series’ seventh episode, which addressed the transformation of food systems to adapt to the new climate reality and build the resilience needed to feed a growing population. Read more

 

The evolution of healthcare post-2020

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The eighth episode of ‘Voices of Sustainability’ featured a very timely topic, and one that has been top of mind for the international community for the past two years; 2020 marked a pivotal moment in human history, but with COVID-19 primarily being a health crisis, how did it impact the future of healthcare in particular? Read more

 

Upcoming series’ schedule, topics, and special guests will be announced ahead of time on our social media channels
For more details, visit the dedicated 'Voices of Sustainability' page on the 'In Focus' section of our website www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com
 

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