BEEAH Education Announces Future Pioneers Awards to Recognize International Sustainability Innovators
BEEAH Education, a subsidiary of BEEAH Group, the region’s sustainability pioneer and digital expert, has announced a new edition of the Future Pioneers Awards, an international award aimed at recognizing and rewarding innovative ideas and projects that have the potential to shape the future of sustainability.
The awards are open to all individuals, including school students, university students, and professionals from various industries; and provides a platform to showcase their sustainability efforts and ideas which will have positive impacts on communities.
Held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and President of the American University of Sharjah, the Future Pioneers Awards, previously known as the Environmental Excellence School Award (EESA), sets a new international benchmark for sustainability innovation offering a total award prize of one million dirhams to the winners.
A premier national environmental award, the EESA set new standards for sustainable excellence for over a decade, with over 2,600 entries from participating schools across the UAE.
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Speaking on the launch of the Future Pioneers Awards, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH Group, said: “The Future Pioneers Awards celebrate and recognize the sustainable efforts and achievements of people who are committed to making a difference for a better future.
"As a sustainability pioneer, the BEEAH Group aims to encourage individuals who are innovating and implementing solutions that tackle emerging challenges.
"With UAE observing 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, we believe awards like the FPA will support and advance our national goals for a net-zero, sustainable tomorrow.”
BEEAH Education recognizes the importance of sustainability for the future and hopes to inspire and recognize passionate individuals, groups, and organizations that champion sustainability efforts in the shared journey towards a better tomorrow.
The Future Pioneers Awards aims to celebrate changemakers of all generations, who play a key role in shaping the future of the planet.
Hind Al Huwaidi, Managing Director of BEEAH Education, commented: “Our aim with the new, international, and pan-demographic model of the Future Pioneers Awards is to celebrate the spirit of sustainability innovation and creativity among individuals, groups, and organizations of all generations.
"We believe that sustainability is the key to the future, and through the FPA, we hope to inspire and recognize passionate minds who are making a difference in their communities and supporting our region’s future-forward and net-zero ambitions.”
The Awards offers four categories for submissions, each with its specific eligibility criteria and evaluation. The mobile application category requires an original, interactive app designed and developed by the individual/group that reflects the chosen theme and represents digital innovation.
In the prototype or invention category, the project must offer a solution to a challenge under the chosen theme, use safe and environmentally friendly materials, be well-assembled and in excellent working condition, and have a mock-up resembling the finished product.
The social media campaign category requires creative and original content on two platforms, a clear plan, and meaningful name, and good engagement.
Finally, the documentary video category requires a 15 to 30-minute video showcasing a scenario with a clear message, script, intent, and inspiration, as well as clear visual composition and sound effects.
BEEAH Education was launched as a new business vertical of BEEAH Group at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) during the 2023 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).
The subsidiary aims to consolidate and enhance the Group’s efforts to empower and recognize individuals, schools, institutions, corporations, and government entities in the field of sustainability.
BEEAH Education will continue to lead and build upon several environmental awareness, education, and awards programmes; including the Academy of Sustainability; The Great Battery Challenge, in partnership with Duracell; and the newly launched Future Pioneers Awards.
BEEAH Education also manages the Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) Academy, a training and certification institution for professional and vocational courses, which prepare individuals for careers in sustainability.
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