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From Minimum Standards to a Gender Transformative Approach: The State of Women at Nuru

In 2017, Nuru International proudly joined a small but growing number of international development organizations endorsing ‘Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality.’ Now five years later, we’re taking a look at where our journey has led since endorsing the standards. In assessing the ‘state of women’ at Nuru, we’ll also discuss why gender mainstreaming is

Quarterly Geopolitical Analysis: 2021 Quarter Four

Misdirection by Russia “Most magicians believe ‘misdirection’ is about distracting your audience as you make a secret move. The truth is far more exciting. When a great magician uses misdirection correctly, the audience doesn’t FEEL distracted at all. Quite opposite, they would swear they’ve been staring at the magician’s hands the entire time—and that they’ve

Nuru International Applauds the Passage of Global Fragility Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2019 CONTACT Billy Williams | Washington, DC–Nuru International celebrates the passage of the bipartisan Global Fragility Act (GFA), included in the Fiscal Year 2020 spending package. This landmark legislation requires the establishment of a robust strategy to focus U.S. foreign assistance on addressing and preventing violent extremism in fragile

Nuru International shares on-the-ground perspective in high profile Notre Dame event on Global Fragility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2019 CONTACT Tacy Layne | Costa Mesa– On Thursday, July 18, the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs hosted its “UNITY on GLOBAL FRAGILITY: Can Today’s Momentum in Washington Stop Tomorrow’s Violent Conflicts?” event in Washington, D.C. The hosts led a robust discussion on countering violent

Fighting the Fall Armyworm Outbreak in 2018

The Fall Armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda began its swift expedition–the initial outbreak–across Sub Saharan (S.S.) Africa in 2016. By the end of 2017 it had devastated maize fields in over 20 countries. Nuru first chronicled our experience with the FAW outbreak early last year and the fight continues. According to the FAO, 37 countries in

#WorldHealthDay community stories of #HealthForAll

In celebration of World Health Day 2018, Nuru International thanks our staff who are working tirelessly in Kenya and Ethiopia to help bring #HealthForAll to rural farming communities. These community led initiatives work with the current health system and engage the community to improve maternal and child health. From Nuru Kenya farmer cooperative health volunteer

On #WorldMalariaDay, Nuru Kenya works to #EndMalaria

World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25 to raise awareness of the global effort to control, prevent, and ultimately eradicate malaria. World Malaria Day, which was first observed in 2008, developed from Africa Malaria Day, an event that had been observed since 2001 by African governments.[i] Malaria remains the top cause of both

Jake Harriman Speaks at Global Oval Summit at 2016 Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Global Oval Summit at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is bringing together U.S. leaders, celebrities, digital influencers and convention-goers to participate in a series of conversations on the next president’s global development agenda. Key topics will include national security, economic growth, investing in girls and women, global health, energy access and ending extreme

Jake Harriman Speaks at Global Oval Summit at 2016 Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND, OH—The 2016 Republican National Convention events are beginning to unfold in Northeast Ohio. While most media headlines will surely center on the Republican presidential candidate, many important conversations will be taking place off-camera across the 1,200 ancillary events surrounding the convention. One nonpartisan thought leader who will be hard at work is Jake Harriman, Founder

Rural Farmers in Ethiopia Cope With Drought and Famine

Across vast regions of Ethiopia, the belg (spring) rains, normally expected to start in February, mostly failed. El Niño has disrupted normal weather conditions and crop production in many parts of the world and across East Africa. This global weather phenomenon is creating warmer than average waters in the Pacific Ocean and affecting global climates.

The effects of El Niño in East Africa

El Niño, warmer than average waters in the Pacific Ocean, affects global weather and climate. Winter is warmer in the northern US and drier in the Midwest, while the southern US will experience cooler and wetter weather. A parched California is projected to receive large amounts of rainfall, although any precipitation is likely to have

Our hearts are with the families of Garissa University students in Kenya

Al Shabaab, a Somalia-based movement known for terrorism and violence against non-Muslims, carried out a well-planned, heinous attack on Garissa University the morning of Thursday, April 2, 2015. This same group was behind the multiday Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi in September 2013. “This ruthless act is humanity at its worst,” says CEO Jake