2022 • 2 years 6 months • On Nigeria
Established in 1976, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is a leading Nigerian university offering world-class academic and professional training, community services, and cutting-edge research. A previous award to BUK created a dynamic nationwide curriculum for research, teaching, and learning of investigative and data-driven journalism based on practical approaches from academia and the industry. With this final award, BUK is promoting implementation of the newly adopted national curriculum for journalism and media training and research in partnership with seven universities across Nigeria’s major geopolitical zones. New media business models are being discussed on campuses and media houses, and BUK is disseminating investigative reports in local languages, which activates community involvement in anti-corruption and accountability reforms and promotes gender equity and inclusion in investigative and data-driven Nigerian journalism. Young women and disabled persons are supported through a scholarship program. The award is expanding BUK’s operational infrastructure to improve programming and training capabilities at its newly established radio and television facilities. Lastly, BUK is documenting learning and strengthening coordination with other Foundation media and journalism grantees to strengthen the media ecosystem and its contributions to democracy in Nigeria. The award is expected to strengthen, scale up, and consolidate investigative and data-driven journalism and contribute to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption and strengthening accountability, transparency, and participation.
2021 • 3 years • On Nigeria
Established in 2000, the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (Mambayya House) is an autonomous research and training arm of Bayero University, Kano, in Nigeria. It supports and conducts research and training to promote democracy, stability, reconciliation, and social justice. This award builds on a previous grant to promote accountability and anti-corruption using behavior change approaches. It is mobilizing religious leaders' networks and interfaith associations on democracy, transparency, accountability, participation, faith, and the role of faith leaders. It runs interactive radio shows and townhall workshops to mobilize interfaith networks, religious leaders, academics, youth associations, and interfaith clubs, to engage in budget monitoring, constituency project tracing, and advocacy across the six geopolitical zones. Finally, it promotes integrity and ethics using a “naming and faming” strategy. This award is expected to contribute to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption and strengthening accountability, transparency, and participation, in collaboration with other On Nigeria grantees.
2020 • 1 year • Equitable Recovery
Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is a federal university, established in 1976, with about 50,000 students currently enrolled. BUK’s goal is to provide world-class academic and professional trainings, community services, and cutting-edge research. BUK is supporting the national response mechanism for COVID-19 in the high-risk northern regions of Nigeria through the establishment of a laboratory testing center and public education via its digital radio station. This award enables BUK to expand its testing capacity to process virus samples and procure personal protective equipment for frontline health workers in the region. BUK is collaborating with other Foundation grantees in implementing the project.
2019 • 2 years 6 months • On Nigeria
Bayero University, Kano (BUK) is a federal university, established in 1976, with over 40,000 students currently enrolled. BUK provides world-class academic and professional training, community services, and cutting-edge research. In this renewal, BUK is continuing its scholarships and internship programs at reputable media and journalism organizations; modernizing its post-graduate journalism training curriculum to reflect the changes in the recently revised undergraduate curriculum; providing professional development courses for practicing journalists; fostering dialogue on business models and innovative revenue streams for sustainable media practice; and establishing a television studio for continuing professional development. BUK is collaborating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project. The project is expected to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism among a new generation of journalists, which will contribute to reduced corruption and improved accountability.
2017 • 3 years 3 months • On Nigeria
Established in 2000, the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training is a pioneer research and training unit of Bayero University, Kano. It functions as secretariat for the Interfaith Network Against Corruption, an umbrella network of Nigerian Muslim and Christian religious leaders dedicated to strong moral principles and good conscience. This award enables the Centre to mobilize religious leaders across Islam and Christianity to promote integrity and accountability in Nigeria’s public sector. The project contributes to On Nigeria’s goal of reducing corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria.
2016 • 5 years 6 months • On Nigeria
Bayero University Kano (BUK), one of the four universities supported under the Foundation's former Higher Education Initiative (HEI), is a second-generation federal university established in 1977, with over 30,000 students enrolled. It is committed to providing world-class academic and professional training, community services, and research. With this award, the University is repositioning its Faculty of Communication to produce the next generation of investigative journalists by improving its curriculum, purchasing relevant equipment, training its staff and practicing journalists in the field, attracting practicing professionals in the field as visiting professors, and organizing internships for students at online and print newspapers. BUK is collaborating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project. The award is part of a package of awards on the theme of strengthening the capacity of investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria.
2011 • 5 years 4 months
To establish a Center for Dryland Agriculture (over three years).
2010 • 9 months
To plan and prepare activities for the establishment of a University Center for Dryland Agriculture.
2008 • 4 years
To improve teaching and learning facilities (over two years).
2007 • 6 years 5 months
In support of staff development and the refurbishing and upgrading of University facilities (over three years).
2007 • 5 months • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of institutional strengthening of Minjibir General Hospital.
2004 • 9 years 4 months
In support of staff development and the refurbishing and upgrading of university facilities (over three years).
2004 • 3 years
In support of a computer revolving loan scheme.
2004 • 3 years
To improve the financial administration capacity of four Nigerian universities (over three years).
2002 • 3 years
To support a revolving loan scheme through which staff members can acquire computers and accessories.
2001 • 5 years 10 months
To develop staff, upgrade computer technology, and establish a faculty of agriculture (over three years).
2000 • 6 years 11 months
To support strategic planning, staff development, and the enhancement of computer facilities (over three years).