Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

MacArthur Foundation commits over N12.3bn on Nigeria

By News Express on 14/02/2019

Views: 476


The MacArthur Foundation has committed not less than $34.2 million or N12.3 billion between 2017 and 2018 as part of efforts in checkmating social challenges in Nigeria.

In deploying these funds, MacArthur Foundation expects that the results would be a drastic reduction in corruption by supporting Nigeria-led efforts to promote an atmosphere of accountability, transparency and good governance in the country.

Regarded as one of the United States’ largest independent foundations, MacArthur Foundation supports various organisations in 50 countries spread across the globe.

Economic Confidential gathered that in 2017 alone, $25.35 million or N9.12 billion was committed to various organisations. They include but not limited to ActionAid International, Action Health, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, African Centre for Leadership and Strategy and Akin Fadeyi foundation.

Other organisations supported by MacArthur in 2017 include: Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society, Arewa Research and Development Project, Bayero University, Centre for Democracy and Development, Centre for Transparency and Advocacy, Centre for Women Health CISLAC, Cleen Foundation, Community Life Project, Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Girl Child Concerns amongst others.

In 2018, MacArthur aided organisations in Nigeria with about $8.85mn or N3.18 billion in tackling several social challenges. Beneficiaries of these funding were:  Centre for Information Technology and development, Chartam House, Cleen Foundation, Heda Resource Centre, Integrity, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP),  Open Government Partnership, Policy and Legal Advocacy, Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation.

Others beneficiaries of MacArthur Foundation included: Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Synergia Initiative for Human Rights, African Investigative Journalism Conference, wadata Communications Nigeria Limited and Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternatives (WRAPA) among several others.

In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy. It provides grants towards strengthening investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria and to reinforce the role played by independent media and citizens in revealing and documenting corruption. Some of the beneficiaries of the grant included: Daily Trust Foundation, Cable News Journalism Foundation, Brekete Family, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, Sahara Reporters, Tiger Eye Social Foundation, and Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.

The funding was deployed to these organisations as agents to support the promotion and protection of human rights of sexual minorities in the country, accountability training program for young people, behavioural science workshops and technical assistance in Nigeria and improve fight against corruption through increased efficiency in criminal investigations and prosecutions in Nigeria.

The MacArthur grants in the year under review were also targeted  at convening a multi-stakeholders conference on new media and governance in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, to monitor the implementation and increase public awareness about the administration of Criminal Justice Act in Nigeria, strengthening investigative and data-driven journalism in local languages at the community levels as tools for reducing corruption and enhancing accountability apart from promoting implementation of Whistleblower policy and guidelines.

From its activities in the last two years in Nigeria, the MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and to build a more just, viable and peaceful Nigeria.

The Foundation MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. (Economic Confidential) 

Source News Express

Posted 14/02/2019 05:09:24 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Amazon more than doubles profit in first quarter...

Work starts soon on 2nd Niger Bridge —FG...

Anambra commits to peaceful resolution of boundary disputes...

Generator fumes kill two brothers in Lagos

Peter Obi empowers Agulu youths with N24m, 41...

Adamawa, Kano, Ogun, Oyo top list of Buhari’s...

Enugu voters demand poll cancellation •Card reader fails...

Elumelu at Chatham House; pinpoints Africa’s greatest challenge,...

ADP dismisses purported collapse of Imo State chapter...

How pastor raped me - 13 years old...

US considering laptop ban on all international flights...

BREAKING: Mugabe throws in the towel

 

Latest News Terrorists ambush, kill 5 soldiers Meet Buhari’s Minister who rose from errand boy to the top Generator fumes kill couple Joint security panel worried over Wadume’s video I know nothing of Interior Ministry — Aregbesola PDP clears 34 aspirants for Kogi, Bayelsa Gov Primaries Travellers stranded as Nigeria suddenly shuts down Seme Border UNILAG graduate beats 15 contestants to get $1.5m LNI scholarship in AUB Dickson seeks international community’s support for credible Bayelsa governorship poll We must increase revenue or Nigeria slips into fiscal crisis — Finance Minister Workers jubilate as Amaechi returns to Transportation Ministry My agenda for stopping attacks on Nigerians in South Africa — Onyeama

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (529,349 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,731 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,609 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (322,539 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,407 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,302 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,058 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,079 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,038 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,273 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,127 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,008 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,400) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,095) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (420) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,851) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (383) News (50,260) Opinion (1,327) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,331) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera