Beyond2020 is the continuation and expansion of the pioneering UAE-led humanitarian initiative 20by2020, which was launched by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with several leading local and international organisations in December 2019. Beyond2020 represents Phase 2 of the initiative, having reached 8 countries, and impacted approximately 110,000 people during its first phase and debut year.

Going ‘beyond generations’, ‘beyond borders’ and ‘beyond limits’, Beyond2020 offers critical, life-transforming solutions to a broader number of beneficiaries worldwide, providing tech for good and fostering development that is inclusive and sustainable. 

Beyond2020 remains inspired by the enduring legacy of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The initiative seeks to continue championing Sheikh Zayed’s sustainability and humanitarian values by providing a unique platform for former Zayed Sustainability Prize winners and finalists to deploy their innovations in communities that need them the most and reach a much wider number of people.

Moreover, Beyond2020 acknowledges 2020; an unprecedented year that witnessed vast changes and posed several socio-economic challenges on a global scale, with the advent of COVID-19 placing further burdens on vital resources, future planning, and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities around the world. 

This year, Beyond2020 will play a key role in further supporting vulnerable communities, as the world is expected to engage and coordinate action towards a sustainable recovery. Beyond2020 reiterates the unwavering commitment of the initiative and its partners to improving lives through long-term impact, as it continues to support various UN Sustainable Development Goals and grass root transformation efforts to create a brighter and more sustainable future.

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  • Since its inception on 15 July 1971, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has marked developmental milestones in more than 90 developing countries. Spanning the last 48 years, the Fund's development projects, valued at over AED90 billion, have helped the international community achieve socio-economic growth as well as drive the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • Mubadala Petroleum is a growing international upstream oil and gas exploration and production company. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), which is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala Petroleum manages assets and operations spanning 10 countries with a primary geographic focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Russia and South East Asia. Our current working interest production is approximately 360,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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    In line with the "UAE Vision 2021" and "UAE Centennial 2071", the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence aims to draw a roadmap which covers the mechanisms needed to make tolerance and coexistence, national values of the UAE, spread all over the world.

    Through its initiatives, the Ministry seeks to develop a spirit of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence among all residents of the country, encourage interfaith dialogue, highlight the true image of Islam, build bridges of understanding, communication and dialogue, and reject violence, discrimination, and hatred.

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  • Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a regional and international leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. Headquartered in the UAE, Masdar has been advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of cutting-edge solutions in the industry for more than a decade. We are developers of clean energy power projects; we are sustainable urban planners and developers; we are partners in high-impact innovation; and we are facilitators of world-class industry and knowledge platforms that accelerate the adoption of clean-tech solutions.

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  • BNPP logo 20by2020 partner

    BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with an international reach. It has a presence in 71 countries, with more than 198,000 employees. BNP Paribas has been operating in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, including the GCC, for over 45 years, in the fields of Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services. 


    The Bank also has a presence in South Africa via a Full Commercial Branch, and in Morocco through BNP Paribas Regional Investment Company (BRIC), which acts as a hub for wider Africa.

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20by2020, a UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, led by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with various leading organisations continues to successfully transform the lives of thousands of people from across the world. Watch our latest high-impact deployments that are empowering communities with technologies and long-term solutions needed for sustainable growth.

  • Beyond2020 initiative supports Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
  • 20by2020 Initiative lights fishing communities in Indonesia
  • 20by2020 initiative reaches Madagascar
  • 20by2020 initiative reaches Cambodia
  • Beyond2020 Brochure

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  • 2020 Annual Impact Report
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  • 2019-2020 Project Update Report
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