Do you have a solution that can transform the world? The Zayed Sustainability Prize is looking for innovators addressing global sustainability priorities across Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools.The UAE’s pioneering global award invites organizations and high schools to submit their sustainability solutions and projects by May 30th, 2019. The Prize awards $600,000 to innovative solutions in Water, Energy, Food and Health and $100,000 to Global High schools in each region of the world. The categories are designed to closely align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rewards global organizations that empower and enhance disadvantaged communities, while also inspiring schools to nurture the next generation of sustainability leaders.The evaluation criteria for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories are:-Impact: Significant and tangible outcomes on the quality of people’s lives.-Innovation: Distinctive characteristics to change the “status quo” and potential to catalyze opportunities that will have a disruptive positive impact and transformative change.-Inspiration: The potential to scale up project outcomes, in the next decade, and the ability to inspire others.For the Global High Schools category, their projects should be designed to deliver positive educational impact, including providing access to quality education and ensuring students are given key skills and enhanced abilities to achieve their goals. Similar to the other categories, each project should ideally demonstrate new and innovative approaches and be inspirational to othersWinners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, in January 2020.Apply Today!
The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of assistance required to support the economic recovery of vulnerable populations in the wake of crises. The MERS handbook offers tools and approaches that support practitioners, multi-lateral stakeholders, local market actors, governments and donors to support economic recovery through market-based response. The standards draw from the accumulated experience of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies and economic development practitioners. The third and most current edition of the MERS represents the expertise of over 90 organizations and 175 technical professionals.
The MERS are an invaluable tool for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating any type of program or activity that supports the economic recovery of individuals, businesses, and communities. As a member standard of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, MERS are designed to promote humanitarian quality and accountability for and with people in crises.