Africa

A collection of information on MacArthur's grantmaking in Africa

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia.

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Update: Fifth Threat Assessment of Nigeria 2015 Election Security

A fifth threat assessment by the CLEEN Foundation in advance of Nigeria’s 2015 general election articulates increasing concerns about high levels of insecurity and violence anticipated during and immediately after the election. Read More
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Initiative to Focus on Girls’ Secondary Education

More than 30 groups have joined the project, called Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition & Resources for Girls Education, or CHARGE, which is expected to aid about 14 million girls in the next five years. Read More
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Protecting People and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

A video snapshot of Pathfinder International’s Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project, an integrated population, health, and environment project supported by MacArthur. Read More

"Saved by a Solar Suitcase"

The Wall Street Journal
Related Grantee: WE CARE Solar
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"Securing Education for Girls"

The New York Times
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STIR Education: Building a Movement of Teacher Changemakers

This video provides an overview of STIR’s approach, which seeks to empower teachers to reimagine their role in leading change. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Waheed Adeniran

Driver, Nigeria

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Susan Paul

Library Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria

Rahab Uzoije

Receptionist, Nigeria