HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Represents HM the king at Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Abu Dhabi – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid represented, Monday, HM king Mohammed VI at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and at the award ceremony of the 11th edition of the “Sheikh Zayed Sustainability Prize”.
Upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid was greeted by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, vice chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Aziz Rabbah, minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development and Mohammed Aït Ouali, Morocco’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Initiated by the “Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company” (Masdar), the 2019 edition of Sustainability Week will discuss several themes, including the connection between the material and digital worlds, the role of new energy in combating the effects of climate change, space exploration and technology for a better life.
The opening ceremony of this event, held this year under the theme of ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, was chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, in the presence of the leaders of several States and their representatives.
Several personalities were honored this year by the Seikh Zayed Sustainability Prize in five categories: health, food, energy, water and global high schools.
Created in 2008, the “Zayed Sustainability Prize” is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.