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Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation

Abuja, Nigeria

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation was awarded $2,504,000 between 2005 and 2018, including 6 grants in Human Rights and On Nigeria.


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 • 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.

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