2024 Abu Dhabi Zayed Sustainability Prize: Empowering Entrepreneurs Worldwide

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Annually, the Abu Dhabi Government presents the Zayed Future Energy Prize, a total prize fund of US $3 million, aimed at acknowledging entrepreneurs who demonstrate impact, innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability.

The Prize fund originates from the Abu Dhabi Government, serving as a tribute to and continuation of the legacy of the late founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Administered by Masdar, the renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, the Zayed Future Energy Prize is supervised by a committed team year-round.

This yearly accolade recognizes accomplishments that embody impact, innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. You are invited to join this vision and commitment to discovering solutions that address the challenges posed by climate change, energy security, and environmental preservation.


The total Prize fund amounts to US $3 million, distributed as follows:

  • Health – US$ 600,000
  • Food – US$ 600,000
  • Energy – US$ 600,000
  • Water – US$ 600,000
  • Climate Action – US$ 600,000
  • Global High Schools – US$ 600,000 in total

   – Divided among 6 Global High Schools in 6 different regions, each receiving up to US$100,000

     – The Americas

     – Europe & Central Asia

     – Sub-Saharan Africa

     – East Asia & Pacific

     – South Asia

     – MENA


The Zayed Future Energy Prize is accessible to all applicants except (a) members of the board and employees of Masdar, and (b) individuals who have participated in the organization, promotion, or adjudication of the Prize.

Selection Process:

The criteria for the Prize across all categories encompass Innovation, Impact, Leadership, and Long-Term Vision.

Application Procedure:

To initiate your application, please create an account with the Prize. An email will be sent to you for email address verification. Once verified, you can commence your application by logging into the system. For your convenience, you have the option to save your submission form and revisit it later for editing purposes. However, editing will not be possible after submission.

For Further Details,

Application Deadline: June 23, 2024.

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