Beyond2020 is the continuation and expansion of the pioneering UAE-led humanitarian initiative 20by2020, which was launched by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with several leading local and international organisations in December 2019. To date, the initiative has impacted the lives of 176,800 people across 13 countries.
Going ‘beyond generations’, ‘beyond borders’ and ‘beyond limits’, Beyond2020 offers critical, life-transforming solutions to a broader number of beneficiaries worldwide, providing tech for good and fostering development that is inclusive and sustainable.
Beyond2020 remains inspired by the enduring legacy of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The initiative will continue championing Sheikh Zayed’s sustainability and humanitarian values by providing a unique platform for former Zayed Sustainability Prize winners and finalists to deploy their innovations in the sectors of health, food, energy, and water to the communities that need them the most.
Moreover, Beyond2020 acknowledges 2020; an unprecedented year that witnessed vast changes and posed several socio-economic challenges on a global scale, with the advent of COVID-19 placing further burdens on vital resources, future planning, and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities around the world.
As part of the Beyond2020’s impact to-date, a total of 14 deployments have been rolled out, including energy, health, water and food-related solutions in Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda, Jordan, Egypt, Cambodia, Madagascar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Rwanda, Peru, Lebanon and Sudan, bringing its total impact to 208,800 lives, while deployments in the pipeline include Costa Rica, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Ethiopia, and Colombia.
Beyond2020 reiterates the unwavering commitment of the initiative and its partners to improving lives through long-term impact, as it continues to support various UN Sustainable Development Goals and grass root transformation efforts to create a brighter and more sustainable future.
BNP Paribas is a leading European bank with international reach. It has presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees. BNP Paribas has been operating in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, including the GCC, for over 45 years, in the fields of Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services.
The Group helps its clients realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is the UAE’s leading development-financing institution that supports developing countries to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. Established in 1971, ADFD provides funds for infrastructure projects in those countries in the form of concessionary loans and manages Abu Dhabi government grants in line with the UAE's foreign aid policy. In addition, ADFD invests in vital companies which also helps partner countries to achieve impactful economic, social and environmental objectives.
Furthermore, supporting the national economy is a key priority for ADFD by giving priority to national companies to implement projects it finances in various countries of the world and supporting the national private sector inside and outside the country, in addition to supporting UAE exports to enhance their competitiveness and enable them to access global markets.
Established in 2012 as Mubadala Petroleum, in 2022 the company became Mubadala Energy.
With a focus on expanding across the gas value chain and into new energy sectors, Mubadala Energy plays a proactive role in the energy transition as a leading international energy company.
It manages assets and operations spanning 11 countries, with a primary geographic focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Russia and Southeast Asia. And with a unique, global track record of operational excellence, innovation and steadfast focus on value creation, it is a future-orientated, trusted partner around the world and in the communities it operates in.
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and clean technologies to address global sustainability challenges.
Established in 2006, Masdar’s mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations.
A catalyst for renewable energy development across more than 40 countries, Masdar is demonstrating how the business community can deliver on the global sustainability agenda.
Beyond2020, a UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, led by the Zayed Sustainability Prize in partnership with various leading organisations, continues to successfully transform the lives of thousands of people across the world. Watch our latest high-impact deployments that are empowering communities with technologies and long-term solutions needed for sustainable growth.