Nigeria

MacArthur’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education.

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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Our Grantmaking in Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its current transition to democracy represents an important opportunity for contributing to both national and regional stability. MacArthur has been making grants in Nigeria since 1989, opening an office in Abuja in 1994 with a staff of Nigerians who know and love their country. 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.

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MacArthur Supports Anti-Corruption Fund in Nigeria

A $5 million fund will support the development and implementation of reforms to address corruption in Nigeria. Read More
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Ensuring Accountability for Rights Violations in Nigeria

For the first time, the Nigerian government will provide compensation for victims of human rights violations. The case was brought to the court by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education Funds New Projects

A partnership of private donors and foundations working to improve education today announced $10.3 million in grants that will increase the participation, quality and relevance of secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The tenth security threat assessment cited high potential for violence, disruption, and corruption surrounding the Nigeria 2015 general elections, particularly after they were postponed for several weeks. Read More
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Reporting on Police Treatment of Nigerian Widows

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development has found that the country’s police force has failed to pay financial benefits owed to widows of police officers killed by Boko Haram. The ... Read More
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Assessing Foundational Education in Nigeria

The Education Partnership Centre, a MacArthur grantee, has launched LEARNigeria, a citizen-led survey that will generate data on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of Nigerian children. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health

Waheed Adeniran

Driver, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Susan Paul

Library Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria

Rahab Uzoije

Receptionist, Nigeria
Portrait of Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office