Grantee Profile

Global Witness

Grants to Global Witness

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness combines investigation and advocacy to prevent natural resource-related conflict and corruption. Their work fosters security, addresses conflict, tackles human rights abuses, fights against deforestation and helps build peace and stability in countries emerging from war and violence. Global Witness is working to reduce the negative environmental, social and governance impacts of Vietnamese rubber investments in northeast Cambodia and Southern Laos. This project will expand Global Witness’ efforts across the Mekong basin with particular attention to the role Chinese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian investments in rubber play in driving deforestation.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness engages in research and advocacy to ensure that citizens benefit from, and do not suffer as a result of, their country’s natural resource wealth; that governments establish and enforce legislation aimed at addressing these challenges; and that companies involved in the extractive industries increase transparency practices and are held accountable for their activities. The grant will support the organization’s general operations.

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness will work to understand and expose the environmental, socio-economic and governance dynamics driving the rapid allocation of land for agri-business plantations in the Lower Mekong and encourage policy and regulatory improvements. Large areas of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are being allocated by their governments for plantation developments, particularly food crops, biofuels, and raw material commodities such as rubber.

  • $500,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Global Witness campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated human rights and environmental abuses around the globe. This grant will provide general operating support to the organization.

  • $205,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — In support of the project, Breaking the Links Between Natural Resource Exploitation, Conflict, and Corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Global Witness $1,565,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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