Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. $500,000 was awarded to the Nigeria ICT Forum, which runs the Bandwidth Consortium. The Consortium was set up with support from MacArthur and aims to bring vastly expanded Internet bandwidth capacity and capability, at approximately one-third the cost, to academic institutions on the continent. The effort grew out of MacArthur's role in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a $440 million investment by seven American foundations, which strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries.
January 12, 2016 - From The Field
A learning portal launched by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning provides an interactive platform designed to help decision-makers worldwide plan for quality education and improved learning outcomes. Read More
December 10, 2015 - Publication
A number of journalists, activists, politicians, and public figures in Latin America have been targeted by a large-scale hacking campaign since 2008, according to a report from the Citizen Lab. Read More
November 9, 2015 - From The Field
A $10,000 Games for Change design competition is calling on the creativity and collaborative problem-solving abilities of the gaming community to foster greater understanding of nuclear proliferation and related safety and security challenges. Read More