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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
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Understanding Nigerian Views on Crime and Safety

Three-quarters of Nigerians fear becoming the victim of crime, according to a survey by the CLEEN Foundation. Read More
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Expanding Efforts to Reduce Postpartum Hemorrhage

Pathfinder International, a MacArthur grantee focused on global sexual and reproductive health, has successfully expanded its efforts to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in Nigeria through its Continuum of Care project by procuring needed supplies, equipment, and funding ... Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More
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Remote Sensing Technology Creates High Definition Maps of Sensitive Ecosystems

By accurately fusing several data streams from different remote sensing sources, MacArthur-grantee the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is able to create multi-dimensional maps of ecological systems. Read More

Program Explores Impact of Rainfall on Human Mobility in Tanzania

    This video profiles families living on the flanks of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, an area where CARE International and the United Nations University are engaged in the MacArthur-supported initiative Where the Rain Falls, a three-year program of research ... Read More
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries. Read More
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Five Strategies: Corporate Efforts to Improve Global Education

Scaling up corporate and social investments could improve education in the developing world, according to this paper by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Read More
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. 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