Awards and Honors

Pauline Wambeti Named Nonprofit Leader of the Year by Anthem Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | Isebania, Kenya — Nuru Kenya Managing Director Pauline Wambeti has been named Nonprofit Leader of the Year in the Humanitarian Action & Services Category in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards. Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members

Nuru Nigeria Managing Director Amy Gaman Named West Africa Acumen Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | Abuja, Nigeria – Amy Gaman, Nuru Nigeria Managing Director, has been selected for the 2023 Acumen West Africa Fellowship. In recognition of her leadership in tackling poverty and other systemic injustices in northeast Nigeria and beyond, Amy has been chosen to join the fellowship

Nuru 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

Abiy Meshesha Accepted Into CALA Advanced Leadership Program

We are excited to announce that Nuru Ethiopia Managing Director Abiy Meshesha has been accepted into the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Advanced Leadership Program. With this prestigious honor, Abiy joins the ranks with 80 other agriculture sector leaders from eight African countries and is recognized as a “food security champion” (CALA).  What

Nuru Nigeria Marks Major Milestone with $2M USAID Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2021  Contact: Kellyn Lovell | WASHINGTON, D.C. – After many months of co-creation and adaptive learning, Nuru Nigeria was awarded $2 million in funding through USAID’s Office of Local Sustainability in support of its Building Sustainable Livelihoods (BSL) program. Notably, the award is both the largest in organizational history

Nuru Kenya Receives Recognition from Migori County Governor

On October 10-12, 2019, Nuru Kenya and Nuru Social Entreprises (NSE) partnered together to participate as exhibitors at The Agricultural Society of Kenya South Western Kenya Branch Show. The theme of this year’s show was “Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade” in order to ensure food security in line with SDG #2: Zero

Humentum Honors Marc Rahlves, Nuru International with the 2019 Operational Excellence Award

WASHINGTON – Humentum honored Marc Rahlves, Chief Operating Officer at Nuru International, with its 2019 Operational Excellence Award at the annual conference, OpEx DC 2019, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 10. The Humentum Operational Excellence Awards were established in 2010 (originally the InsideNGO Operational Excellence Awards) to recognize professionals within the development sector who

Nuru International Selected as a 2019 NonProfit Times Best Nonprofit to Work For

Nuru International is ecstatic to have made The NonProfit Times “Best Nonprofits to Work For” list for the second year in a row. Nuru moved up 14 spots from last year and is now ranked the 28th Best Nonprofit to Work For in the U.S. In the Small Organizations category (15-49 employees), Nuru is ranked

Nuru International Officially Certified as a Great Place to Work

I am very happy to announce that Nuru International was certified as a great workplace earlier this month by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Nuru International earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by our team members in anonymous surveys. What Makes Nuru a Great Place to Work? The overall results

Humentum Honors Nuru International Staff at the 2018 Operational Excellence Award

Humentum honored Nuru International’s Security Coordinator, Brian von Kraus, with its 2018 Operational Excellence Award at its annual conference, The Power of Operational Excellence. In addition, Billy Williams, Strategic Partnerships Director of Nuru International also received an Operational Excellence Award honorable mention. Brian and Billy were recognized at an honorary breakfast in Washington, DC, on

Nuru International Clinches Runner Up Position at the 2018 Duty of Care Awards

The Duty of Care Awards, created by the International SOS Foundation, promote ‘Empowering Sustainability & Resilience’, honouring leadership, foresight  and strategic innovation in protecting the global workforce. The Awards honoured organizations and individuals worldwide making a significant contribution to protecting their people while travelling or working remotely. On May 17, 2018, Nuru International was awarded

Nuru Named a Top Growing Nonprofit by Classy

Nuru International has just been recognized on the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform. The annual list from Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising software, celebrates growth-minded organizations looking to their scale their impact. To recognize these nonprofits, Classy created a unique growth score based on

Nuru International Selected as One of 2018’s Best Nonprofits to Work For!

On April 1, 2018 Nuru International was selected as one of 2018’s Best Nonprofits to Work For and was recognized in The NonProfit Times. This is Nuru’s first time participating in the nationwide study and we are absolutely thrilled to be recognized with such an honor. At Nuru we truly believe in the Peter Drucker

Nuru Kenya Country Director Receives Acumen Fellowship

Isebania, Kenya—Pauline Wambeti, Nuru Kenya’s Country Director, has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of some big news on the leadership development front. She is one of less than a dozen East African women leaders to be selected to be Acumen East Africa Fellows for 2018-2019. She was selected from a shortlisted group of approximately 200

InsideNGO Honors Emily McLaughlin of Nuru International with the 2017 Excellence in Human Resources Award

WASHINGTON – InsideNGO honored Nuru International’s Human Resources Manager Emily McLaughlin with its 2017 Excellence in Human Resources Award at its annual conference, Framing the Future of NGO Excellence, in Washington, DC, on July 20th. The InsideNGO Operational Excellence Awards, which include the Excellence in Human Resources Award, were established in 2010 to recognize professionals