2020 • 3 years • On Nigeria
Established in 1998, the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation (SMYF) is a nonprofit that is committed to promoting national unity, good governance, and social justice. The previous award to SMYF enabled the amplification of corruption cases and galvanized collective action for accountability through creative technology use. This renewal enables SMYF to educate Nigerians and catalyze their involvement in anti-corruption and collaboration, and supports learning among Nigerian anti-corruption groups, including state and non-state actors. It is revamping Partners United Against Corruption, a web platform and repository for information-sharing and collective action. SMYF is also producing short vignettes on anti-corruption to mobilize citizen voices, foster a community of practice, and promote policy dialogues to inform and frame anti-corruption programs and priorities in the country. This award contributes to On Nigeria's goal of reducing corruption by supporting Nigerian-led efforts that strengthen accountability, transparency, and participation.
2020 • 2 years • On Nigeria
Established in 1998, the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation (SMYF) is a Nigerian nonprofit that is committed to promoting national unity, good governance, and social justice. This project contributes to the Joint Civic Defense Fund of the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Initiative for West Africa. With this award, SMYF is providing legal assistance, trial observation, and other forms of support for civil society activists who are detained in the course of their work. It provides resources for security and risk management, livelihood and medical support. The Fund is advised by a committee of representatives from the three foundations and other experts. SMYF is collaborating with other Foundation grantees in implementing the project. The project is recommended to strengthen civic space, which is necessary to hold government and the private sector accountable.
2018 • 2 years 3 months • On Nigeria
Established in 1998, the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation is a Nigerian nonprofit that promotes national unity, good governance, and social justice. With this award, the Yar'Adua Foundation is working with seven organizations to sustain and increase the momentum for anti-corruption and accountability as a national and state priority in Nigeria. By fostering dialogue, the project encourages widespread demand for accountability and reinforces an important foundation for anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.
2017 • 3 years 3 months • On Nigeria
The Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation was founded in 1998 for the purpose of promoting national unity, good governance, and social justice. Previous support enabled it to deploy an election monitoring platform which significantly contributed to the outcome of the 2015 general elections. With this award, the Yar'Adua Foundation is mobilizing communities and amplifying corruption-related investigative reports by developing anti-corruption messaging, infographics, and video vignettes of anti-corruption successes. It is also sponsoring town hall meetings and policy dialogues. The award contributes to the atmosphere of transparency, accountability and good governance by sharing examples of anti-corruption successes and expanding the reach of investigative reports.
2014 • 3 years • Human Rights
The purpose of this grant is to establish a collaborative approach to a technology- driven, election management platform for Nigerian civil society organizations in order to promote more transparent and credible elections. Activities will include designing technological tools to facilitate and standardize the monitoring of elections in the country; testing the platform by deploying technology and observers in one state's gubernatorial elections; refining the platform and deploying it in the 2015 general elections; and the publishing a report.
2009 • 1 year
To support research on global citizenship.
2008 • 1 year
To strengthen the Olusegun Obasanjo Research Library (over 18 months).
2005 • 1 year 1 month
In support of the purchase of books and materials for the Olusegun Obasanjo Research Library.