Inspired by the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 20by2020 is an initiative championing the sustainability and humanitarian values of the UAE’s founding father.
From its launch, on 18 December 2019, the initiative will oversee the donation of innovative sustainability solutions and technologies to disadvantaged communities, in 20 countries, by the end of 2020.
With partners Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mubadala Petroleum, the Year of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – Masdar and Majid Al Futtaim along with winners and finalists of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the initiative seeks to foster an environment of stability and empowerment within all communities where donation activities occur.
As the UAE’s pioneering annual global award for recognising organisations and high schools for their innovative, inspirational and impactful solutions, the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 20by2020 initiative is also guided on its mission by the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. In 2019, the UAE united in celebration of Sheikh Zayed’s values of inclusiveness and compassion – championing aid to the people of all nations, creeds, and cultures.
20by2020 is a natural extension of the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s ongoing commitment to work with its winners and finalists, by continuing to support their goals and allowing their solutions to reach a much wider number of people, around the globe.