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Robert Gallucci and Reeta Roy on Philanthropic Partnership to Improve Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur president Robert Gallucci joined MasterCard Foundation president Reeta Roy for a discussion at the Global Philanthropy Forum about philanthropic collaboration for learning and impact to improve secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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More Than $28 Million in Funding Announced to Spur Fresh Thinking for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

A partnership of philanthropic organizations announced today $15,788,327 in grants and a commitment of an additional $13 million in the next year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of ... Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations. Read More
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Strengthening Secondary Education in Africa and India

Take a look at the work by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education as it supports efforts to increase education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations in developing countries. Watch
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About the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur operates with the belief that the scale and complexity of challenges to secondary education and the range of involved actors requires a collaborative approach. Read More
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Update: Assessing Security Threats in Nigeria Prior to 2015 Elections

An update from the CLEEN Foundation provides an assessment of security threats as Nigeria’s 2015 elections approach. Read More
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Data Analysis Helps Protect African Wildlife

Conservationists have developed a more efficient way to protect the heart of Africa's wildlife — the Greater Virunga Landscape spanning Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation ... Read More
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Ethiopian Government Uses Commercial Spyware to Monitor Journalists, Advocates

A report from The Citizen Lab, a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, exposes the Ethiopian government’s use of commercial spyware to hack into the computers of journalists in the ... Read More
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The Freedom to Choose: Empowering Communities to Live With the Sea

From supporting biodiversity conservation to improving reproductive health, watch Blue Ventures' integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach in action in this short film. Read More
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Assessing the Impact of Maternal Deaths in Kenya

A woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth every two hours in Kenya, according to a new report from MacArthur grantees Family Care International and the International Center for Research on Women, and the KEMRI-CDC Research and ... 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