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#FindThePioneer: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is looking for people transforming communities and impacting lives

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The world’s sustainability pioneers are working on the frontlines to address the global pandemic and tackle the world’s biggest challenges across the areas of Health, Food, Energy and Water.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is searching for pioneers who are playing a dynamic role in transforming communities and impacting lives through inspiring, innovative solutions.

Rooted in the belief that sustainability is a shared responsibility, #FindThePioneer invites you, the public, to take part in the Zayed Sustainability Prize by nominating potential candidates and encouraging them to apply. Visit www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com to nominate someone of to submit an entry.

Nominees for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories must be small-to-medium sized enterprises or non-profit organisations that have an existing sustainability solution with demonstrable impact. Nominees for the Global High School category must be high schools with a student-led project proposal in any of the four sustainability areas. Make your nomination by June 11th, 2020.

In 2019, We Care Solar won the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Health.

According to UNICEF, pregnancy complications claim more than 303,000 lives of women in labour and more than 1 million children, within a year of birth  We Care Solar aims to save lives due to these complications and has developed the Solar Suitcase, which provides health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communications, and fetal monitoring equipment.

The organization has helped some 2 million people, by delivering round-the-clock medical lighting in 4,000 medical facilities.

In 2019, Sanku won the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Food

According to UNICEF, approximately 3.1 million children die from being undernourished, each year.Sanku is fighting malnutrition by equipping and incentivizing small-scale, local millers to fortify their flour with micronutrients. Through 150 of their fortification machines, Sanku is now impacting the lives of 3 million people.

In 2019, BBOXX won the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Energy

According to International Energy Agency, approximately 1 billion of the global population lacks access to electricity. BBOXX has deployed a plug-and-play solar device, offering an on-grid experience in an off-grid setting.
It has connected over 675,000 previously disenfranchised people with clean and affordable electricity.

In 2019, ECOSOFTT won the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Water.

According to WHO and UNICEF, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source around the world ECOSOFTT was awarded for its decentralized community water management standard, which outlines a set of solutions for source management, water use, water recycling and discharge. It has implemented over 50 projects in five countries and provided more than 200,000 people access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

In 2019, African Leadership Academy won the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Global High Schools for the Sub-Saharan Region.

African Leadership Academy is a renowned South Africa-based institution offering two-year, pre-university programmes that, to date, has developed a powerful network of over 6,000 future leaders.  Having already created “The Living Machine,” to treat greywater, the 2019 Prize fund was used to install new solar power projects to cut electricity costs, increase savings and additional renewable energy projects – across Africa.

The Global High Schools category invites student-led projects or proposals, based on one or more of those four sustainability themes: Health, Food, Energy or Water. It provides funding to help develop or enhance their school or local community project.

The US$3 million prize fund is divided equally between the winners of the five categories, with each allocated US$600,000. In the Global High Schools category, the award recognises six winners, from six world regions, with each winning school eligible to claim up to US$100,000 in funding.

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WATCH: Mercy Aseidu cuts sod for ICT Project in Kunsu

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Renault Ghana, Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

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Premium Motors Limited, the authorized distributors of Renault vehicles in Ghana, has sponsored the celebration of this year’s Asafotufiami Festival by the people of the Ada Traditional Area. The sponsorship forms part of Premium Motor’s commitments aimed at celebrating the promotion of Ghanaian culture and heritage.

 Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

Speaking at a grand durbar to celebrate the festival, the General Manager of Renault Ghana, Lilian Augusto, reaffirmed her company’s commitment to the country. She said “Ghana’s deep and rich cultural heritage and festivals such as the Asafotufiami present us with a unique opportunity to preserve and celebrate the rich Ghanaian culture. We are happy to have celebrated alongside the Chiefs and people of Ada this year. Ghana remains a key Renault market and we will continue to play our part in projecting Ghana and supporting development across the country.”

 Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

In his remarks, Marketing Manager of Renault Ghana, Christopher Attipoe, said it is a part of the company’s purpose to positively influence the communities in which they operate. According to him “As a company, we are committed to the societies and communities in which we operate and it is part of our objectives to positively influence, grow and promote Ghana’s rich and indigenous culture.”

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 Premium Motors Limited Join People Of Ada To Mark Asafotufiami Festival

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Celebrated by the people of Ada, the Asafotufiami festival aims to remind the Ada people of the great wars they survived and to honor their soldiers, ancestors and former chiefs, all of whom contributed to the successful establishment and survival of the Ada kingdom. This year’s festival, which is the first to be held after the lifting of the ban on large public gatherings, was held under the theme ‘Uniting the Ada State in Peace and Harnessing our Individual Potentials through our Cultural Heritage and Usage of our Natural Resources”.

 

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Sangu Delle Foundation honours Nana Dufie Addo, former COO of GIPC, with leadership award in job creation in Africa

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The Sangu Delle Foundation (SDF) presented the former Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) with a Leadership Award in Job Creation during its inaugural fundraising gala held at Kempinski Hotel in Accra on July 31, 2022. (more…)

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Growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRH) like the Sermorelin-Ipamorelin combination stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more growth hormones. (more…)

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