Beyond2020, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative has announced the deployment of critical solar energy lighting solutions at Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, lighting up the lives of 4,500 residents. The deployment in Bangladesh, which aims to enhance security and create better conditions for social and community activities after dark, marks the second phase of ‘20by2020’, which recently rebranded to ‘Beyond2020’ to serve as a flagship platform for continuous global outreach.
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The Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 20by2020 Humanitarian Initiative Rebranded to Beyond2020 for Continuous Global Outreach
Following the widespread success of the 20by2020 initiative in helping deliver vital sustainable solutions to vulnerable communities around the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has announced the transformation of the 20by2020 initiative into Beyond2020, establishing it as a flagship platform of the Prize for continuous global outreach.
Thousands of people across three Cambodian villages can now live safer, healthier lives following the deployment of new water purifying technology as part of the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, 20by2020.
As part of the UAE humanitarian initiative, ‘20by2020’, the Zayed Sustainability Prize announced that Prince Hamzah Hospital in the Jordanian capital Amman has deployed sustainable lighting solutions. The hospital is currently treating the largest number of COVID-19 patients in the country.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today welcomed global heads of state, local dignitaries and business leaders to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020.
Addressing some of the world’s most pressing and core development challenges, and aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, the finalists of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 were announced today – with 30 candidates now vying to win up to 10 awards, across five categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools.
Following its 11th annual awards ceremony, held in January, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award in sustainability, entered a four-month submissions phase for the 2020 awards, which closed on 30th May with a record 2,373 completed submissions; a 13 per cent increase over the previous year.
With exactly one month to go until the 30th May submissions deadline, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has today issued a final call to small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools, around the world, to submit their entries for the 2020 edition of the UAE’s pioneering sustainability award.
Following their win last year, at the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 10th annual awards ceremony (formerly Zayed Future Energy Prize), Sunna Design has announced a partnership with Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, to conduct a 12-month pilot scheme for its “iSSL Maxi 4” solar streetlights to undergo weather endurance monitoring.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize will today become the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate. After ten years of successfully promoting renewable energy initiatives across the globe, the Prize will now broaden its focus to affect greater humanitarian impact by supporting a wider range of solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.