Africa

A collection of information on MacArthur's grantmaking in Africa

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Reducing Maternal Mortality Through Solar Light

A video produced by UNFPA tells the story of how the installation of Solar Suitcases in clinics across Sierra Leone has improved maternal health outcomes. Read More
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Assessment: The Impact of the Anti-Shock Garment on Maternal Mortality

This assessment reviews the Foundation’s grantmaking to reduce postpartum hemorrhage. Since 2003, MacArthur has invested more than $17 million in programs aimed at reducing postpartum hemorrhage in countries where maternal mortality is high. Read More
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Assessing Gaps in Reproductive Health Services in Emergency Settings

The report, conducted by expert consultants commissioned by MacArthur, provides an overview of the current status, major actors, challenges, and funding situation in the field. Read More
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Investing in Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur’s international secondary education grantmaking aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant secondary level learning, with the expectation that advances will have positive implicationsfor both girls and boys. Read More
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Groups Announce Nearly $18M in Funding for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The partnership of five philanthropic organizations will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries. Read More
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Call for Proposals: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur and several philanthropic partners announced a call for proposals for projects to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries. Read More
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Investing in Girl's Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The MacArthur Foundation's Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries program aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant secondary education, with the expectation that advances will have positive implications for both girls and ...

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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More

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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