Africa

A collection of information on MacArthur's grantmaking in Africa

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Smarter Nets Equal Bigger Fish, Higher Income

Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries in Kenya. Read More
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Protected Areas in Africa’s Albertine Rift Continue to Support Wildlife

A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society, both MacArthur grantees, finds that strong management of the areas has preserved regional wildlife. Read More
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The Pader Academy: Educating Young Mothers Affected By Uganda's Civil War

The Pader Girls Academy educates girls who have returned to village life in Uganda after being abducted and forced into marriage or pregnancy during the country's civil war. The MacArthur Foundation supports education and human ... Watch

Program to Educate and Empower Young People Expands

The MacArthur-supported OneWorld UK project "Learning about Living" has seen 400,000 queries to its SMS platform and over 110,000 students participate in its eLearning program. Read More

"Saving Lives With Solar Power"

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International Criminal Court Convicts Congolese Warlord

In its first judgment, the International Criminal Court found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and employing child soldiers in his militia group. Read More
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Report Suggests Options for Managing Protected Marine Areas in Madagascar

A study by MacArthur grantees the University of California, Berkeley and the Wildlife Conservation Society uses a new methodology to suggest several options for managing marine life protection on Madagascar's west coast. Read More
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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift. Read More
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Girls’ Power Initiative works to empower and educate adolescent girls about their sexual and reproductive health and human rights. 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