Author: Aerie Changala

Chief Executive Officer — Aerie earned his BA in International Affairs from John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) and his MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Burkina Faso. Aerie has been part of Nuru’s leadership since Nuru’s earliest days. Aerie initially served as Nuru’s second Team Leader in Kenya (following Jake) and has since led scouting, launching and designing of Nuru’s projects. Having spent the majority of his adult life living throughout Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, Aerie has traveled extensively, speaks seven languages, and brings a global perspective to his work at Nuru.
Nuru Quarterly Geopolitical Analysis: 2021 Quarter Two

Warning: This content could be triggering to some readers, as it includes some descriptions of the horrific brutalities conducted by the former head…

Nuru Quarterly Geopolitical Analysis: 2021 Quarter One

As many industrialized nations begin to emerge from the COVID-19 global pandemic and reopen their economies, much of the rest of the world…

Nuru already delivering on 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Feature photo: Children of Floria and Charles Gibore, a Nuru Kenya household, enjoy a meal after returning home from school. As the 2015 UN Summit kicks…

Want To ‘Scale’ Social Impact? Then Give Away Your Trade Secrets

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Lessons Learned: Fostering a Sense of Urgency

Nuru International is pioneering a solution to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. We believe that in pursuing this solution, we will…

An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works

In August 2014, I participated in BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor Immersion Visit which offered a unique, hands-on experience inside of BRAC’s Bangladesh…

On 24 February 2013, a new chapter in Nuru’s mission began: Nuru started a second country project in Ethiopia. This expansion is the…

Transition time in the Nuru Project is a month long whirlwind of action. The culmination of a rotation’s work is all coming to…

The end of my rotation is quickly approaching. Vivian, my counterpart in the CED Program, arrives on Monday, then I will be transitioning…

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