Established in 2008, the Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; a pioneering champion of global sustainability and humanitarianism. The Prize recognizes and rewards organizations and high schools that can demonstrate impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions. The five award categories are: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.
Over the past 13 years, the Prize has directly and indirectly impacted over 352 million lives and, together with its 86 winners, driven the adoption of sustainable solutions and technologies for people across the globe. The annual awards ceremony is held each January during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.