The Ford Foundation is a New York-headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.
We believe there has never been a better or more important time to put youth and women at the center of efforts to address inequality in West Africa. Most of our work focuses on Nigeria—which, with half the region’s population, has great potential to drive change. We also make grants in Ghana and Senegal.
We work to ensure that women and youth have opportunities to actively participate in political processes, so that their voices are represented and policies promote their interests. We support specific efforts to improve career and technical education, to help prepare more young people for employment.
We also work to ensure that public revenues particularly from taxes, and especially those related to extractive industries are generated, managed, and disbursed in ways that benefit all people. This means exposing corruption, fostering community participation in decision-making, and empowering communities to demand accountability.
Sesor is an NGO working to support survivors of emergencies, especially internally displaced persons through programmes in emergency relief and rehabilitation.
Women at Risk International Foundation, (WARIF) is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru MD; MPH in response to the high incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria.
The Foundation was established to raise awareness and address the prevalence of this problem through the development and implementation of a series of initiatives, targeting both the intervention/treatment of these affected women, as well as providing preventive measures to reduce the high incidence.
The foundation seeks to re-dress the adverse effects seen as a result of Gender Based Violence both immediate with health and psychosocial risks to survivors such as new cases of HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies, as well as in the long-term societal problems that subsequently occur such as higher incidence of illiteracy and the adverse impact on girl learning and the social development of a nation.