Africa

A collection of information on MacArthur's grantmaking in Africa

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Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced ten grants totaling more than $2.8 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Independent Sector's 2004 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2004

Noting civil society's importance to democracy, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that America's independent sector must increase its international activity, especially in support of civil society abroad. Read More

Commentary: Investing in Slowing Population

In an Op-Ed published in the Boston Globe, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the international community to invest further in slowing population growth around the world. Read More

Commentary by Jonathan Fanton on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan

In this Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune, Fanton calls on the international community to fulfill its responsibility to protect the people of Sudan from genocide. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at Ahmadu Bello University Convocation

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's role in Nigeria, the link between higher education and prosperous democracy, and the future of Ahmadu Bello itself. Read More

In the Tall Grass

In the Tall Grass explores universal themes of justice in post-conflict societies and the challenges countries like Rwanda face in attempting the transition from a violent past to peaceful future. Through the experiences of two neighbors ...

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Grants for Conservation and Sustainable Development Work in Asia And Africa

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million in support of conservation and sustainable development work in the Eastern Himalaya region in Southeast Asia and the Albertine Rift area of Central Africa. Support for ... Read More

Liberia: America's Stepchild

Two hundred years after the first Africans were transported to America against their will, their descendants sailed back to the land of their ancestors. Soon, thousands of freeborn Blacks and former slaves settled on Africa's ...

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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

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton about Strengthening Higher Education in Nigeria

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's interest in higher education in Nigeria. 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