Nuru International Named 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Finalist

Nuru International Named 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2022

Contact: Tacy Layne |

Washington, D.C. – Nuru International is honored to be named a 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize finalist in the Food category.

Named to honor the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed Sustainability Prize recognizes excellence in sustainability and is the United Arab Emirates’ “pioneering global award.” Nearly 100 winners across five categories have been named since the prize was launched in 2008 as a tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s commitments to sustainability and humanitarianism.

As a finalist, Nuru International is honored to join the ranks of other global change-makers and innovators as it is recognized for its dedication to sustainable, locally-led food systems. About the prize, Nuru International CEO Aerie Changala says, “We are grateful the Zayed Sustainability Prize recognized our value. It is incredibly validating to be part of the tremendous legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”

The 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced in January 2023.


About Nuru International

Nuru International is a member of the Nuru Collective, a group of organizations dedicated to creating lasting meaningful choices in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the world. Nuru organizations operate in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso.




About Tacy Layne

A lifelong West Virginia resident, Tacy graduated from Fairmont State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Following graduation, she worked as a marketing administrator for an advertising publication. In 2015, inspired by travel to Malawi, Africa, Tacy began work in the nonprofit sector as a writer/editor for an international nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the orphan crisis. Moved by the realization that extreme poverty is the leading cause of family disruption, Tacy joined Nuru International in 2018 to support fundraising efforts, donor relations, and communications. In her spare time, she enjoys training for marathons, whitewater rafting, skiing, and occasional foraging. 

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