I want to start by extending, on behalf of everyone at the Prize, our sincere gratitude for all the support we have received over the past years – from our winners and finalists and our evaluation committee members to our esteemed Jury and countless stakeholders.
Inspired by the vision and environmental stewardship of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this prize, of his namesake, was created by the Abu Dhabi leadership to empower, recognize and award the world’s innovators – honouring them for their impact, their innovation, their leadership and their long-term vision.
Since its inception, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has always been resolute in its vision and agile in its mission – adapting readily to the ever-changing and nascent spheres of renewable energy and sustainability. In 2013, the Prize awarded, for the first time, its Global High Schools Prize category
As you can see, the Prize is fast expanding to ensure that we are reaching out to the crucial touch points and creating a ripple effect that will catalyze innovation around the world.
With the current landscape, I believe that there has never been a more opportune time for this prize to make both a global and local impact and I am personally excited to work with every one of you to make the prize a living legacy we continue to be proud of.
Welcome to our award.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Director-General, Zayed Future Energy Prize