The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has been awarded MacArthur Funds Supporting an Equitable Recovery.
The grant will support CITAD’s work to promote vaccine acceptance and access for marginalized groups in Northern Nigeria.
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The grant is part of roughly $80 million in awards MacArthur announced Wednesday in support of the foundation’s Equitable Recovery initiative, centred on advancing racial and ethnic justice.
The initiative is funded by MacArthur’s social bonds issued in response to the crises of the pandemic and racial inequity.
In its announcement, MacArthur’s President, John Palfrey, said: “As we emerge from this moment of crisis, we have an opportunity to improve the critical systems that people and places need to thrive. Our systems and structures must be rebuilt.”
“We are committed to ensuring that our response to the pandemic is focused on supporting the reimagining of systems that create a more just, equitable, and resilient world.”
CITAD is one of the organisations receiving grants to advance the Public Health Equity and COVID-19 Mitigation and Recovery focus area of the Foundation’s initiative.
In the fall of 2020, MacArthur established a $125 million Equitable Recovery Initiative.
The Foundation deployed $40 million of bond proceeds through 24 grants.