Empowering Future Leaders
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31 March 2021 Share article

As a holistic award programme covering all facets of the global development agenda, the Zayed Sustainability Prize recognises youth as a driving force for future sustainable development and empowers them to reach their full potential, providing a clear path for them to engage in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Check out our youth panel titled ‘Empowering Future Leaders’, where three inspiring young people highlight their insights and perspectives on a wide range of crucial sustainability issues impacting youth, while showcasing their own successes in advancing specific solutions that improve lives and serve their respective communities.

Earlier last year, the same group participated in the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s widely followed #FindThePioneer campaign, where they engaged a live online audience as part of a special ‘Talk Show’ series that aimed to drive the collective conversation about the multi-faceted nature of sustainable development.

Jood Al Shirawi, from the Bahrain Bayan School, a Zayed Sustainability Prize 2018 winner under the Global High Schools category, highlights her school’s innovative ‘Ecolab 360’ project and the main inspiration behind this important youth-led concept.

Fatima Al Kaabi, who at just 15, was the UAE’s youngest inventor and winner of the ‘Pioneers of the UAE’ for her work in robotics, highlights how her success early on in life impacted her activities in the field of sustainable technology.

David Busley, from the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are the 2020 Zayed Sustainability Prize winner, sheds light on how his school’s award-winning project aims to build one of the first environmentally conscious buildings in his country, along with its long-term impact on his local community.To ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants from the international sustainability community.