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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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Our Grantmaking in Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its 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. The Foundation has supported work in Nigeria in the fields of higher education, population and reproductive health, human rights and international justice, and girls’ secondary education. MacArthur’s current work is primarily focused on promoting an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country by reducing retail corruption and strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts.

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U.S. Foundations Affirm Further Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations comprising the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa announced their unanimous decision to continue their collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond their original ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the UN Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details how U.S. foundations can serve as important partners to the United Nations in achieving the latter's Millenium Development Goals. Read More

Chicago Organizations to Form International Connections

MacArthur awarded $325,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with 16 countries. Read More

MacArthur's Kole Shettima Describes Ways to Fight Maternal Mortality

In an opinion-editorial in the Nigerian Guardian, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima outlines how the country can greatly reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth. Read More

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth. Read More

MacArthur Awards $7.1 Million to the University of Ibadan and Bayero University

MacArthur is awarding new grants totaling $7.1 million to expand academic and research programs and strengthen staff development at two Nigerian universities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to improve higher education in Africa. Read More

MacArthur Invests $11 Million to Reduce Maternal Deaths in India and Nigeria

MacArthur will invest $11 million to reduce significantly maternal deaths due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today at the Women Deliver conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Event Announcing $11 Million to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the grant to support Pathfinder International's efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria. Read More