About the Campaign

The world’s sustainability pioneers are working on the frontlines to address the global pandemic and tackle the world’s biggest challenges across the areas of Health, Food, Energy and Water.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is searching for pioneers who are playing a dynamic role in transforming communities and impacting lives through inspiring, innovative solutions.

Rooted in the belief that sustainability is a shared responsibility, #FindThePioneer invites you, the public, to take part in the Zayed Sustainability Prize by nominating potential candidates and encouraging them to apply*.

Nominees for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories must be small-to-medium sized enterprises or non-profit organisations that have an existing sustainability solution with demonstrable impact. Nominees for the Global High School category must be high schools with a student-led project proposal in any of the four sustainability areas. Make your nomination by June 11th, 2020.

*Once nominated, pioneers will need to submit their entry for the Prize via the application portal, so their solutions can be properly reviewed and assessed by our panel of judges within the three-tier evaluation process for the 2021 awards.

How to participate

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Are you or somebody you know making an impact?

If you are a pioneer, apply today.

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If you know a pioneer across the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools, nominate them.*

    * - tag them in an existing or fresh post with the campaign hashtag #FindThePioneer and #ZayedSustainabilityPrize, or

    - send us an email to with information about the pioneer of your choice in order for us to assess their eligibility

    - share/retweet content about the campaign & Prize with contacts, colleagues and friends

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#FindThePioneer talk show series

To drive the collective conversation about the multi-faceted nature of sustainable development, we will be launching an informative talk show series on Facebook Live. The discussions will cover a range of topical and interesting subjects exploring the nature of current development challenges and viable solutions across our categories. Debunking the latest myths and providing valuable insights, this engaging show is not to be missed!

Follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date on show schedule, topics, and special guests.

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