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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The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

MacArthur grantee POV airs the documentary, The Reckoning, which follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in ... 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

Conferral of the MacArthur Award for International Justice, Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton recognizes Richard Goldstone's human rights contributions as a judge in South Africa and as Chief Prosecutor at International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Read More

Remarks by Richard Goldstone, Conferral of the MacArthur Award for International Justice

Richard Goldstone, the chief prosecutor for the international criminal tribunals of Yugoslavia and Rwanda reflects on his career and MacArthur's impact on it. Read More

“Migration in a Changing World,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's efforts to better understand migration patterns and support better migration governance. Read More
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MacArthur Announces 2009 Winners of Award for Creative & Effective Nonprofits

MacArthur announced that eight organizations in five countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at International Criminal Justice Symposium: “Bearing Witness to Atrocity”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton marks the fourth and final event in a series of colloquia on international justice to mark MacArthur’s thirtieth anniversary. Read More

Coroner Inquest Results in Indictment of Nigerian Police Inspector

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, a Nigerian police inspector was recently indicted for failing to uphold Lagos State’s Coroner Systems Law at the State’s first coroner’s inquest. Adopted in ... Read More

“‘Full and Free Development’: The Case for Higher Education in Nigeria,” Yar’Adua Center Lecture by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how higher education can provide a ladder of opportunity for Nigerians and serve as an engine of economic growth. 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

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