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Bayero University, Kano

Kano, Nigeria

Bayero University, Kano was awarded $11,221,488 between 2000 and 2017, including 13 grants in Population & Reproductive Health and On Nigeria.


2017 • 3 years • 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 • 3 years • 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 • 5 months • Population & Reproductive Health

In support of institutional strengthening of Minjibir General Hospital.


2007 • 6 years, 5 months

In support of staff development and the refurbishing and upgrading of University facilities (over three years).


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).

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