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"New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent"

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Chimamanda Adichie, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
Dinaw Mengestu, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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Robert Gallucci and Reeta Roy on Philanthropic Partnership to Improve Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur president Robert Gallucci joined MasterCard Foundation president Reeta Roy for a discussion at the Global Philanthropy Forum about philanthropic collaboration for learning and impact to improve secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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More Than $28 Million in Funding Announced to Spur Fresh Thinking for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

A partnership of philanthropic organizations announced today $15,788,327 in grants and a commitment of an additional $13 million in the next year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of ... Read More
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Strengthening Secondary Education in Africa and India

Take a look at the work by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education as it supports efforts to increase education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations in developing countries. Watch
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Update: Assessing Security Threats in Nigeria Prior to 2015 Elections

An update from the CLEEN Foundation provides an assessment of security threats as Nigeria’s 2015 elections approach. Read More