McArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.More at www.macfound.org

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

OSIWA is dedicated to the creation of open societies in West Africa. They seek to promote inclusive democratic governance, transparent and accountable institutions and active citizenship in West Africa.More at www.osiwa.org

Department for International Development (DFID)

DFID lead Britain’s fight against global poverty, delivering UK aid around the world.More at www.dfid.gov.uk

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them, and the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.More at www.fordfoundation.org