Monthly Archive April 2016

Call for Applications: Professional Development Training in Interpretive Methods and Ethnography

Course dates: April 11-15, 2016 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: nirungu@pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering a 5-day professional development course in Interpretive Methods and Ethnography.  This training is relevant to PhD students, academics and researchers interested in gaining an appreciation for the different ways in […]

Call for Applications: Professional Development Training in Advanced Research Design

Course dates: March 30 to April 9, 2016 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: nirungu@pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering a 10-day professional development course in Advanced Research Design for Policy-Oriented Research.  This training is relevant to PhD students, academics and researchers interested in enhancing their skills […]

Meeting: Stakeholders Working Together for a Data Revolution in Kenya

The first National Forum on Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, or “Data Forum” as it has come to be known, was held at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya on 28th and 29th August, 2015. The inaugural event was opened by H.E. Hon. William S Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya […]

Vacancy announcement: Programme Officer (Higher Education)

Title: Programme Officer (Higher Education) Location: Nairobi, Kenya Type of contract: Fixed Term (3 years) Application deadline: March 29, 2016 (1700hrs Kenyan Time) OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The Programme Officer will report to the Director, Higher Education Programme of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) for delivery of all outputs. The incumbent […]

Call for Expressions of Interest: Developing a Reader for the Collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy Programme (MRPP)

Working Title – Public Policy in Africa:  An Overview of Key Thematic Issues and Concepts Background African universities aspire to world class status with cutting edge content, technology, methods and practices defining and redefining trends in knowledge creation and linkages to national priorities as well as overall sustainable development.  PASGR’s experience with 12 African universities […]

8th MRPP Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of the collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) shall convene in Arusha on 21st March 2016 for their eighth meeting.  The one-day meeting will focus on cumulative achievements of the programme since its launch and how to sustain gains made so far. Members will also deliberate on the way forward […]

Professional Development Workshop at the University of Sierra Leone

Collaborative learning came to life at the University of Sierra Leone as students joined staff at a professional development workshop of the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP).  The meeting, held on March 1-4, was opened in a colourful ceremony by Prof. Ekundayo Thompson, the Vice Chancellor.  He was accompanied by a host of […]

Video: PASGR Design Shop on ‘Building Capacity for African Development Data’

Over fifty participants from government bodies, international and regional organisations, civil society, media, the private sector, as well as universities and think tanks around the globe attended a two-day forum on Building Capacity for African Data.  The meeting was hosted by PASGR with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. As laid out in the concept […]

MRPP Scholarships at Uganda Martyrs University

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), in collaboration with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) invites applications for scholarships for various programmes, including the Master of Research and Public Policy. The application deadline is 27 May 2016. Download the call for applications for more details on the scholarships and how to apply. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Uganda Martyrs […]

PASGR offers first 2016 Advanced Research Design course

The first 2016 professional development course in Advanced Research Design for Policy Oriented Research is scheduled for March 30 to April 9 in Nairobi. Thirty eight academics, researchers and policy actors from thirteen African countries are enrolled in the course, which consists of three core modules: Multi-Method Research, Critical Policy Engagement and Designing Social Inquiry. […]