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The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. Read More

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More

ECOWAS Court Says Education is a Basic Human Right in Nigeria

In a landmark judgment, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria, declared that Nigerians have an enforceable right to basic education. Read More

New State Law in Nigeria Improves Legal Rights for Suspects

A new law adopted last month by the Anambra State government in Nigeria includes reforms of the criminal justice system recommended by MacArthur grantee the Legal Defense and Assistance Project. Read More
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Accomplishments of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership has strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries, including Nigeria, so they can better contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and social development on the continent. 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