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Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) awarded USD3 million Mccarthy Funds…

Dear friends, partners and colleagues,

As some of you may already know, last week MacArthur Foundation announced that the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) is among thirty-seven (37) organizations receiving the Equitable Recovery grants under the Racial Justice Field Support. Today, we’re extremely excited to inform you all that we have been awarded $3M (three million dollars) to implement a three-year project to advance reparative justice and racial healing initiatives in Africa. This new grant will enable the ATJLF to convene, moderate and advance trans-continental conversations between Africa-based organizations and black-led organizations and groups in the US on the twinned but different themes of reparations and racial healing.

The Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) is now an independent public charity with the ultimate aim of rebuilding communities and promoting survivor agency in transitional societies.

We support pioneering transitional justice responses to mass atrocities, and the implementation of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy in Africa, beginning with seven West African countries. This is a new and separate body of work for the organisation, leveraging on our existing networks and building on our strategic relationship with the African Union Commission.

We will build on existing work across the continent and support the relevant AU organs working on reparations, to advance the call for a unified continental agenda on reparations. The strand on racial healing will focus on building bridges and foster healing and connections between the African continent and the Global Black Diaspora.

Please find attached, the ATJLF press release announcing the award. Please feel free to share widely and do not hesitate to get in touch if you need further information. Do watch this space for more details on this grant award.

Best regards,


PS: We will continue our transitional justice grant-making work in West Africa, along this new project.

Makmid Kamara

Director, ATJLF

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Address: Father Odai Kwabena Street, Off Adjiringanor Road, East Legon, Accra, CT3198, Ghana.

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