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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
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Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding shows how shared waters prove to be a natural resource with great potential for interstate cooperation and rebuilding trust after conflict. Read More
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Database Helps Uganda Fight Wildlife Crime in Real-time

A database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time across Uganda will enable better monitoring of arrests and identification of repeat offenders. Read More
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Improved Fish Trap Reduces Bycatch in Africa

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have built a better fish trap, which keeps valuable fish in while letting young fish and non-target species out. Read More
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Assessing Crime and Safety in Nigeria

An annual survey assessing crime and safety in Nigeria shows that 25 percent of Nigerians were victims of crime during the past year, down from 31 percent the year before. Read More
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Rallying Support for Access to Health Services for Young Nigerians

A video seeks to raise awareness of the urgent need to expand access to appropriate health services, especially reproductive health information and services, for young people across Nigeria. Read More
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Discussing Accountability in Maternal and Reproductive Health

In the springs of 2013 and 2012, MacArthur supported two convenings – one in Nigeria and another in Oaxaca, Mexico – on accountability efforts to improve maternal and reproductive health. 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