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. To date, the initiative has impacted the lives of 176,800 people across 13 countries.

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 will 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 the sectors of health, food, energy, and water to the communities that need them the most.

  • BNPP logo 20by2020 partner

    BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with international reach. It has presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 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 Group helps its clients realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

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  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is the UAE’s leading development-financing institution that supports developing countries to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. Established in 1971, ADFD provides funds for infrastructure projects in those countries in the form of concessionary loans and manages Abu Dhabi government grants in line with the UAE's foreign aid policy. In addition, ADFD invests in vital companies which also helps partner countries to achieve impactful economic, social and environmental objectives.

    Furthermore, supporting the national economy is a key priority for ADFD by giving priority to national companies to implement projects it finances in various countries of the world and supporting the national private sector inside and outside the country, in addition to supporting UAE exports to enhance their competitiveness and enable them to access global markets.

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  • Established in 2012 as Mubadala Petroleum, in 2022 the company became Mubadala Energy.

    With a focus on expanding across the gas value chain and into new energy sectors, Mubadala Energy plays a proactive role in the energy transition as a leading international energy company.

    It manages assets and operations spanning 11 countries, with a primary geographic focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Russia and Southeast Asia. And with a unique, global track record of operational excellence, innovation and steadfast focus on value creation, it is a future-orientated, trusted partner around the world and in the communities it operates in.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and clean technologies to address global sustainability challenges.

    Established in 2006, Masdar’s mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations.

    A catalyst for renewable energy development across more than 40 countries, Masdar is demonstrating how the business community can deliver on the global sustainability agenda.

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Global Impact Colombia
  • Solar Home Systems
  • Mobile clinics
  • Drinking water
  • Beirut
  • LED Solar Streetlights
    • More than 17,200 people have gained access to reliable street lighting every day
  • Drinking water
  • Ucayali Region
  • Aquaponics System
    • 5,000 indigenous people gained improved access to nutritious food
  • Nyaruguru and Rubavu Districts
  • Health Clinics
    • 20,000 people gained improved access to healthcare and essential medication; 4 nurse-entrepreneurs are empowered to open and manage their own clinics
  • Telkuk District
  • Solar Powered Water Yards
    • 20,000 people gained access to clean drinking water every day
The Philippines
  • Cabagnaan, and Altavista
  • Hydraulic Ram Pumps
    • 18,000 people gained access to clean water for drinking and sanitation
  • Drinking Water
  • Cox's Bazar
  • Solar Home Systems & Solar Lamps
    • 4,500 Rohingya refugees gained access to critical lighting solutions
  • Kampong Chhnang Province
  • Water Filtration Units
    • 4,400 people gained access to clean water for drinking and sanitation
  • Drinking water
  • Habisha Village, Asyut Governorate, Egypt
  • LED Solar Street Lights
    • 3,500 people will have improved access to energy
  • South Kalimantan
  • Solar Lanterns
    • 20,700 people gained access to energy
  • Habisha Village, Asyut Governorate
  • LED Solar Streetlights
    • 3,500 people gained improved access to energy
  • Antsirabe
  • Water Filtration Units
    • 8,500 people gained access to clean water for drinking and sanitation
  • Bhojpur, Ilam and Shankhuwasabha
  • Solar Suitcases
    • 6,000 mothers and their infants gained access to better healthcare
  • Dar es Salam
  • Flour Fortification Dosifiers
    • 50,000 adults and children gained access to nutritious food
  • Minister’s Village of Ntinda, Kampala
  • Solar Suitcases
    • 12,000 mothers and their infants gained access to better healthcare
  • In Progress
  • Completed
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  • Beyond2020 Brochure
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  • 2020 Annual Impact Report
    All Locations

    Language English Year 2021

  • 2019-2020 Project Update Report
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    Language English Year 2021

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