Zayed Prize launches outreach campaign
Abu Dhabi, April 2, 2014
Zayed Future Energy Prize, an award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, has launched a global outreach campaign to drive awareness and promote submissions for its 2015 edition.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize ((ZFEP) is a $4 million prize awarded annually to companies, schools and individuals that have made significant contributions to the future of energy and sustainability.
The ZFEP has appointed outreach partners in key areas including the UAE, US, Latin America, Europe and UK, Africa, Asia including Japan, China and India as well as Australia and the Pacific Islands.
It is aimed at engaging with important stakeholders such as government agencies, members of the media, prominent individuals, corporations and organisations in the clean energy and sustainability industries, academic institutions and high schools.
As part of the campaign, the ZFEP will kick-start a roadshow in Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto), followed by a participation at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York on April 6.
Similar events and appearances have been planned in various countries across all continents.
Meanwhile, Sir Richard Branson, a member of the jury and founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of Iceland and chairman of the jury, have filed ‘call to action videos’ for the 'Global High Schools' and remaining categories to inspire a higher number of quality submissions to the 2015 Prize.
The members of the Prize Selection and Review Committees as well as previous winners have also launched awareness efforts in their respective constituencies and networks.
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, director general of the ZFEP, said: “The outreach campaign provides us the opportunity to connect with important players and key influencers in the renewable energy and sustainability industries – the voices that will carry the message of the prize far and wide.
“Energy and resource scarcity are global issues and while we received submissions from 88 countries last year, from as far as the Pacific Islands, we still have a lot of ground to cover. Through our extensive outreach efforts, the prize aims to bring together people, organisations and schools across geographies that share a commitment to finding innovative renewable energy and sustainability solutions.”
The submissions for the seventh edition of the prize are open until July 14. - TradeArabia News Service