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São Paulo – These are the last weeks to submit entries for the Zayed Sustainability Prize. Submissions will be accepted until May 6 via the Prize website. The UAE’s award will distribute USD 3 million among the winners of the 2022 edition. The amount will be split into the Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools categories. Pictured above, last edition’s Awards Ceremony.
The Prize is disputed between small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations and high schools that must enter a sustainability solution in one of the categories and demonstrate results across three core criteria: impact, innovation, and inspiration.
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The High Schools category is split into six world region winners, with each school able to claim up to USD 100,000 to start or further expand their project. The six world regions are The Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Europe & Central Asia, South Asia, and East Asia & Pacific.
Winners will be announced in 2022 during an Awards Ceremony as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The Prize also announced that the 2022 cycle would be placing notable emphasis on innovation as one of the key drivers for COVID-19 response and recovery, creating synergies between vital sustainable solutions and their ability to play a role in empowering communities, while alleviating the socio-economic implications of the pandemic,” Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE’s minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and director general of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, was quoted as saying in a news release.
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Translated by Guilherme Miranda