Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023/2024

Deadline: 24th of June, 2024

The Abu Dhabi Government established the Zayed Sustainability Prize fund to honor and carry on the sustainability and humanitarian legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father. The Zayed Sustainability Prize is managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy business. Throughout the year, a dedicated staff works on the Prize.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards 6 categories:

  • FOOD
Eligible Regions
  • The Americas
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Asia & Pacific


The total prize fund is US $5.9 million, distributed as follows:

  • Health US $1,000,000
  • Food US $1,000,000
  • Energy US $1,000,000
  • Water US $1,000,000
  • Climate Action US $1,000,000
  • Global High Schools* US $900,000


  • The application must be submitted by the students and supported by the school management. The projects must:
    • demonstrate how they meet the three criteria: impact, innovation, inspiration, as explained in the Evaluation Criteria section of this page;
    • be able to be implemented and operational within one to two years; and
    • benefit the school community and/or their local/regional community for several years.
  • In each of the following six global regions, one school will win up to US $150,000.

Click here to apply 

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