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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

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Leveraging New Media to Improve Nigeria’s Future

New media has the potential to drive Nigeria’s political and economic development and build a robust democracy, according to several speakers at a conference on “New Media and Governance: Tools and Trends.” Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health. Read More

MacArthur's Kole Shettima Describes Ways to Fight Maternal Mortality

In an opinion-editorial in the Nigerian Guardian, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima outlines how the country can greatly reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth. Read More

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. Read More

Motherhood Kills, Op-Ed in This Day by Kole Shettima

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima recommends steps on how to prevent maternal mortality in Nigeria. Read More

"International Responsibility to Protect Darfurians," Remarks by Kole Shettima, National War College, Nigeria

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the principles of Responsibility to Protect. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. Read More

Remarks by Kole Shettima at the Distinguished Lecture of the University of Benin

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them. Read More