Problem: Lack of education and awareness about the environment and SDGs among general masses.
Solution: The Zayed Green Challenge App is an Innovative Knowledge Based Mobile Application, functioning as an innovative educational tool in an entertainment mode to promote awareness and knowledge of the environment and the SDGs in both English & Arabic languages.
Goals and Objectives: The ultimate goal of the solution is to educate and create awareness about the environment and SDGs in a fun and engaging manner, that will appeal to all ages and cross-sections of society. By testing one’s knowledge and raising appreciation of a healthy environment which is the cornerstone of a sustainable future, the Zayed Foundation is taking forward the call to celebrate the precious resources of our Earth while also pledging to keep it sustainable for the coming generations. This is to fulfil the aim of promoting sustainable development through achievement of SDGs, especially Goal 4 that calls for ensuring inclusive and quality education for all as it is the key to build the human capacity and create awareness that will allow many other SDGs to be achieved.
Implementation: The solution is developed by the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment in 2017.
The Zayed Green Challenge App is an engaging game app that innovatively incentivizes knowledge and awareness of the environment and SDGs through fun games with exciting prizes and encourages lifelong learning among all ages and cross-sections of society, empowering them to respond and act positively to the pressing environmental sustainability challenges.
On 6th December, 2017, UN Environment Assembly (UNEA3) in Nairobi, Kenya, the Zayed Green Challenge app chosen three winners to reward with cash prizes of US$ 100, 50 and 25 respectively.
The application is available for free download via Android and iOS app stores.
Achievements: Incentivized mass participation by people from all age groups and different sections of the society including Schools and University students, working populations from private and public sectors and general public, thereby, enabling dissemination of knowledge about the environment and SDGs.
Available for free download, internationally, the Zayed Green Challenge smart app has reached 99 countries with a total downloads of 6,649.
Budget: USD 30,000
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Meshgan Al Awar, Secretary General, Zayed International Foundation for the Environment
Tel: +971 4 3163130│Mobile: + 971 50 4537733