Finalists of Zayed Sustainability Prize 2022

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elXsys Energy – 2022 Prize Finalist under ‘Energy’ category.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, along with ADSW, is joining forces with Expo 2020 Dubai for the hosting of the ADSW Opening Ceremony and the Prize’s 13th edition Awards Ceremony, both of which are scheduled to take place on 17th January at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.

The $3 million Prize is the UAE’s pioneering sustainability award that recognises small to medium-sized enterprises non-profit organisations, and global high schools for their innovative, impactful, and inspirational sustainability and humanitarian solutions. In the Health, Food, Energy, and Water categories, each winner receives $600,000, while the Global High Schools category has six winners, representing six world regions, with each winner receiving up to $100,000.

‘HEALTH’

•Andiamo (United Kingdom), an SME that ensures scalable and transportable solutions by combing innovative 3D printing with advances in machine learning to automise processes for custom medical devices.

•Mamotest (Argentina), an SME that uses teleradiology to detect breast cancer in underserved areas. Mamotest has provided quality healthcare to more than 582,697 beneficiaries to-date.

•Medic Mobile (United States of America), an NPO that combines R&D and technical design to capture health data for primary healthcare. Supported more than 52 million caring activities.

‘FOOD’

•AgriBest (Mexico), an SME that deploys biotechnology to improve farmer crop yield and facilitate cost savings. 386,850 beneficiaries.


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•Safi Organics (Kenya), a fertiliser production SME working to tackle the challenges of rural farmers in terms of expensive or inappropriate fertilisers that lead to soil acidification and yield loss. Helped 3,500 farmers improve their net income by approximately 50%.

•S4S Technologies (India), an SME that empowers rural women and harnesses technology to reduce food waste and improve income of farmers. 35,820 beneficiaries

‘ENERGY’

•eleXsys Energy (United Kingdom), an SME that utilises AI and IoT through the first fully two-way electrical grid to reduce energy costs.

•SOLshare (Bangladesh), an SME that created an interconnected microgrid for peer-to-peer energy exchange to enable a more efficient and affordable distribution of electricity for the remote, rural, and energy-poor communities of Bangladesh. 10,000 beneficiaries

•Tongwei New Energy (China), an SME that integrates smart aquaculture and solar photovoltaics to enhance food security Green electricity to 750,000 people per month and fish to 1.5 million people in China.

‘WATER’

•Boreal Light (Germany), a designer and manufacturer SME that creates affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities in Africa. 1 million beneficiaries  and 10 million gallons water have been saved.

•OffGridBox (US), an SME that deploys microfiltration and UV sterilisation for water purification and desalination through solar.  Tens of thousands of beneficiaries across fifteen different countries.

•Wateroam (Singapore), an organisation that is committed to tackling the global challenge of contaminated water through portable water filters to serve disaster-hit and rural communities.

Their solution benefits more than 150,000 people across 38 countries.

GLOBAL HIGH SCHOOLS

The Americas:

•Iniciativas Ecológicas (Venezuela), a greenhouse and fish tank project expected to benefit 2,000 home gardens in the community.

•Instituto Iberia (Dominican Republic), a biodiesel-fuelled generator impacting 10,000 students.

Europe & Central Asia

•JU Gimnazija “Bihać” (Bosnia and Herzegovina), a self-sustaining energy, heat and garden project expected to benefit 2,500 students including members of the local community.

•Liceo Europeo (Spain), a waste-to-energy conversion project expected to benefit 90,000 students and members of the community.

•Romain Rolland Gymnasium (Germany), a solar energy storage project expected to impact 2,000 students.

Middle East & North Africa

•Eastern Mediterranean International School (Israel), a water from air project expected to engage 60 students and produce 2.7 kW of energy and 100 litres of clean water, per day.

•Gifted Students School – Nineveh, Iraq, a gardening project expected to reduce the school’s carbon emissions by 205 kilogrammes per year.

•Umm Al Arab School (United Arab Emirates), an innovative greenhouse monitoring project expected to benefit 15,000 students

Sub-Saharan Africa

•Daddies Firm Foundation School (Ghana), a sustainable school farm project expected to benefit 5,000 students.

•Lighthouse Primary and Secondary School (Mauritius), a solar energy project expected to achieve 100% energy efficiency along with a 4,200 m2 sustainable vegetable and fruit garden.

•Sayidina Abubakar Secondary School (Uganda), an eco-friendly sanitary products project expected to benefit up to 500,000 students

South Asia

•Kopila Valley School (Nepal), a rainwater harvesting project to provide clean drinking cooking and washing water

•Hira School (Maldives), a rainwater harvesting project expected to reduce rainfall drawing amount by 368,640 litres per year.

•Man Kuwari Hansa Higher Secondary School, Barela (India), a solar energy project expected to benefit 50,000 students

East Asia & Pacific

•Bohol Wisdom School (The Philippines), a water quality monitoring project expected to benefit 10,000 students and community members

•UWC ISAK (Japan), a comprehensive sustainability project expected to impact 3,830 people and turn UWC ISAK into the most sustainable school in Japan

•Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy (China), a garden project expected to benefit 5,000 students

For further information on finalists, visit:

https://zayedsustainabilityprize.com/Winners/Finalists

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