Grantee Profile

Global Witness

Grants to Global Witness

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness combines investigation and advocacy to prevent natural resource-related conflict and corruption. Their work fosters security, addresses conflict, tackles human rights abuses, fights against deforestation and helps build peace and stability in countries emerging from war and violence. Global Witness is working to reduce the negative environmental, social and governance impacts of Vietnamese rubber investments in northeast Cambodia and Southern Laos. This project will expand Global Witness' efforts across the Mekong basin with particular attention to the role Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian investments in rubber play in driving deforestation.

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness will work to understand and expose the environmental, socio-economic and governance dynamics driving the rapid allocation of land for agri-business plantations in the Lower Mekong and encourage policy and regulatory improvements. Large areas of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are being allocated by their governments for plantation developments, particularly food crops, biofuels, and raw material commodities such as rubber.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $205,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — In support of the project, Breaking the Links Between Natural Resource Exploitation, Conflict, and Corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Global Witness $1,065,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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