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Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel is expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships. Read More
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Expanding Technology at Nigerian Universities

A new data center at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the first of its kind in Nigeria, will enable the University to provide multimedia services, mobile projection systems, video streaming, and VoIP. Read More
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Voices of Change in African Higher Education

MacArthur grantee Institute of International Education has published a new book, Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education. Read More
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MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria

MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development. To do this, MacArthur makes grants to ... Read More

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More
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A Decade of Improvement in African Higher Education

This report highlights improvements in African higher education over the past decade, which stemmed from a $440 million investment by seven American foundations. Read More
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Accomplishments of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership has strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries, including Nigeria, so they can better contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and social development on the continent. Read More

Lessons from a Ten-Year Funder Collaborative: A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a ten-year funder collaborative, sought to strengthen higher education in Africa through a total investment of close to half a billion dollars. Read More

Nigerian Government Supports Upgrade of Scientific Equipment at Universities

A MacArthur-supported initiative to help secure and maintain much-needed science equipment at universities in Nigeria is expanding with support from the Nigerian government. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Increases Commitment to Russian Higher Education

MacArthur is increasing its cumulative support for a network of Russian scientific research and education centers to more than $31.6 million. Read More

“‘Full and Free Development’: The Case for Higher Education in Nigeria,” Yar’Adua Center Lecture by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how higher education can provide a ladder of opportunity for Nigerians and serve as an engine of economic growth. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the University of Ibadan’s 60th Anniversary Dinner

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reaffirms the Foundation's commitment to Nigeria and details its work on higher education in the country. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria
Portrait of Amina Usman

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria