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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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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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"In the Middle" Documentary Film

"In the Middle", directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, examines the human consequences of the huge influx migrants from Northern Africa seeking refuge on a small Italian island in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Read More
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Expanding Technology at Nigerian Universities

A new data center at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the first of its kind in Nigeria, will enable the University to provide multimedia services, mobile projection systems, video streaming, and VoIP. Read More
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Video: Sustainable Hydro-Development for Ecosystem Protection

A video produced by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) illuminates innovative tools and techniques for operating dams that help protect and restore ecological systems and support human food production. Read More
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Nigerian Court Finds Termination Based on HIV Status Illegal and Unlawful

After a 12-year legal battle, the Lagos State High Court handed down a landmark decision in the first ever HIV discrimination lawsuit in Nigeria. Read More
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Social Media Campaign Celebrates Safe Birth

A social media campaign aims to raise awareness about maternal mortality in disaster settings. Read More
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Modeling Ecological and Economic Changes in Cambodia

The Boston University Department of Biology is developing new computational modeling to improve scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap region. Read More
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Leveraging New Media to Improve Nigeria’s Future

New media has the potential to drive Nigeria’s political and economic development and build a robust democracy, according to several speakers at a conference on “New Media and Governance: Tools and Trends.” Read More
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Grantee Research Informs Nigerian National Health Policy

The Nigerian Council of Health (NCH), a decision-making body that establishes health service strategies for all levels of governance, rarely receives presentations from non-governmental organizations. 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