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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

Nigerian Government Supports Upgrade of Scientific Equipment at Universities

A MacArthur-supported initiative to help secure and maintain much-needed science equipment at universities in Nigeria is expanding with support from the Nigerian government. Read More

Professional Training for Future Sustainable Development Leaders

Supporting rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development, MacArthur announced grants totaling $7.6 million to nine universities in seven countries Read More

Nigerian Government Funds Expansion of Anti-Shock Garment

Based on the success of MacArthur-supported work to combat maternal mortality, the Nigerian government has allocated $11.7 million in this year’s budget to improve maternal health, including expanding the use of an anti-shock garment ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the University of Ibadan’s 60th Anniversary Dinner

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reaffirms the Foundation's commitment to Nigeria and details its work on higher education in the country. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More

“Learning, Knowing, and Serving: The MacArthur Foundation in Africa,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to support knowledge for, in, from, and about Africa, efforts he argues are crucial to the positive growth of African institutions. Read More

“MacArthur and Millennium Development Goal #5,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at a UN Dinner Hosted by General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim at the University Club

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and urges other foundations to also work to address the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals. Read More

MacArthur Awards $7.1 Million to the University of Ibadan and Bayero University

MacArthur is awarding new grants totaling $7.1 million to expand academic and research programs and strengthen staff development at two Nigerian universities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to improve higher education in Africa. 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

Interview with Jonathan Fanton: Without Human Rights, You Can't Have Stable Democracy

MacArthur's President talks about MacArthur's grantmaking in Nigeria targeted towards human rights, reproductive health, and maternal mortality. Read More

"Nigeria, Democratic Progress, and the Moral Authority to Lead in Africa and Beyond," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, University of Ibadan Convocation Lecture

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Nigerian higher education, human rights, and international justice in a speech to students at the University. 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

Assessment of MacArthur Foundation Support to Nigerian Universities

In 2001, the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation approved multi-year grants of between $2 and $3 million to each of four Nigerian universities: Read More

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Economics Graduate Program In Sub-Saharan Africa

MacArthur has announced a grant of $450,000 over three years to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) based in Nairobi, Kenya, to establish a collaborative doctoral program in economics at four African universities. Read More