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Event organiser starts Zero Hunger project in Ghana after noticing a lot of wasted food at events #FindThePioneer



Debra-Jane Nelson is an event organiser based in Ghana. After observing how much food was wasted at the events she hosts, she created Zero Hunger Ghana (ZHG), a non-profit civil empowered organization geared towards reducing food waste and hunger using a proven human centered model.

ZHG is working for a goal that ensures that everyone has access to Safe, Healthy and Nutritious Food. ZHG recently partnered with African Health Now to carry out a Community Outreach with donations of Drinking Water, Water for domestic use, Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Toilet Roll and Basic Food Items in the heat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Debra-Jane Nelson believes that with adequate funding Zero Hunger Ghana would be able to create more employment and have its own farm to grow crops to sustain the project. The world’s sustainability pioneers such as Debra-Jane Nelson  are working on the frontlines to address the global pandemic and tackle the world’s biggest challenges across the areas of Health, Food, Energy and Water.


The Zayed Sustainability Prize is searching for pioneers who are playing a dynamic role in transforming communities and impacting lives through inspiring, innovative solutions.

Rooted in the belief that sustainability is a shared responsibility, #FindThePioneer invites you, the public, to take part in the Zayed Sustainability Prize by nominating potential candidates and encouraging them to apply. Visit to nominate someone of to submit an entry.

Nominees for the Health, Food, Energy and Water categories must be small-to-medium sized enterprises or non-profit organisations that have an existing sustainability solution with demonstrable impact. Nominees for the Global High School category must be high schools with a student-led project proposal in any of the four sustainability areas. Make your nomination by June 11th, 2020.

Inspired by the first president of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the annual $3-million prize is the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) leading sustainability award for recognising innovative solutions that are making an impact.

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