Grantee Profile

Right to Information Initiative Nigeria

Grants to Right to Information Initiative Nigeria

  • $300,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — Established in 2007, the Right to Information Initiative is Nigeria's foremost organization promoting open, democratic government through education, partnership, and mobilization of support for the 2011 Freedom ofInformation Act (FOrA). The award promotes openness and transparency in public sector institutions by strengthening their capacity to meet citizens' demand for information. It assists select institutions in effecting changes in their architectures and operations in order to improve the availability of and access to public information. Foundation funds are used for (a) training and mobilizing high-level and mid-career-level officers of two target agencies; (b) empowering relevant oversight bodies to monitor the agencies; and (c) strengthening advocacy for accountability.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — The purpose of the grant is to promote the effective implementation and compliance by key public institutions of the provisions of Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act through training and information dissemination.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Right to Information Initiative Nigeria $600,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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