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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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
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Girls' Power Initiative, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works to empower and educate girls about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.

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UN's Ban Ki-moon Says "Responsibility to Protect" Works

At a MacArthur-supported conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his strong support for R2P. 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