Nigeria

MacArthur’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education.

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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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Our Grantmaking in Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its current transition to democracy represents an important opportunity for contributing to both national and regional stability. MacArthur has been making grants in Nigeria since 1989, opening an office in Abuja in 1994 with a staff of Nigerians who know and love their country. MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development.

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Update: Assessing Security Threats in Nigeria Prior to 2015 Elections

An update from the CLEEN Foundation provides an assessment of security threats as Nigeria’s 2015 elections approach. Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative is promoting and protecting the rights of Nigerian women. Watch
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Ahead of 2015 Nigerian Elections, Security is a Challenge

An updated report by the CLEEN Foundation assesses security threats and mitigating factors in Nigeria as the country nears its 2015 elections. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Judith F. Helzner

Special Advisor to the President and Vice President
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health

Waheed Adeniran

Driver, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Susan Paul

Library Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria

Rahab Uzoije

Receptionist, Nigeria

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office