Monthly Archive July 2018

New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight

African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers in the social […]

2nd Utafiti Sera Forum on Affordable Housing in Kigali

Date: 26 April, 2018 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda Forum Focus: Affordable housing in Kigali The 2nd Utafiti Sera Stakeholders’ Forum on Urban Governance in Kigali was held on April 26, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.The forum brought together 40 stakeholders from local, national and international institutions concerned with research and policy-making around and issues pertaining to urban governance […]

Steering Committee Meeting Report on Urban Governance and City Transformation

Date: 27th February, 2018 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Forum Focus: Urban Governance and City Transformation The Urban Governance and City Transformation breakfast meeting organised by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)  in association with Pamoja Trust was held on 27th February, 2018 to share emerging evidence and findings pertaining to the Social Dimension […]

Consultative Meeting Report with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on Social Protection

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PAS GR) under Utafiti Sera, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE), and the  Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (MEACL&SP) Kenya, held a consultative meeting with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on the draft national social protection coordination bill. This is a follow […]

National University of Science and Technology( NUST) Research Methods Training, Zimbabwe

Date: 18th June- 28th June, 2018 Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Forum Focus: National University of Science and Technology( NUST) Research Methods Training “The best workshop I’ve ever attended has come to an end. Many thanks to the instructors and my Co-learners. The engagements were awesome and I am confident interdisciplinary research will thrive from now onwards” […]

Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting on Legal Framework on Social Protection

Date: 23rd March, 2018 Location: Mombasa, Kenya Forum Focus: Legal framework for Social Protection The Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting brought together 19 key stakeholders operating in the Social Protection (SP) sector to discuss the legal and policy framework for SP programmes in Kenya with the Members of the National Assembly from the Departmental committee on […]

The Governance of Addis Abeba City Turn Around Projects: Addis Abeba Light Rail Transit and Housing

This study describes and analyses urban governance processes using the Addis Abeba Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT), and the Integrated Housing Development Program (IHDP), as flagship projects that have turned the City of Addis Abeba around. The study utilized a political economy analysis and used PASGR’s urban governance analytical categories as guiding frameworks. FINAL The Governance […]

Utafiti Sera (Research-Policy Community) in Kenya Report

The final report of the Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE) is on implementation and reflections of activities of Utafiti Sera in Kenya. The overarching long-term outcome of Utafiti Sera is uptake of research evidence as seen in the design of national policies, thus, setting agenda for national debates, and changes in employment policies and programme […]

Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera)on social protection in Kenya Report

The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) signed an agreement with the Partnership of Social and Governance Research (PASGR) to host Kenya’s “Research-policy community (Utafiti Sera) on social protection in Kenya” project. The project was launched in a forum that was organized by PASGR and Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE) on May 13, […]

Call for Applications: Advanced Training for Multi-Method and Policy Oriented Research (November 2018)

Course Dates: November 7th – November 22nd  2018 Training Location:Nairobi, Kenya Contact Person: nirungu@pasgr.org The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research is currently accepting applications for the November, 2018 Advanced Training for Multi-Method and Policy Oriented Research. This includes: Advanced Research Design Engendering Social Science Research Methods Impact Evaluation This training is relevant to […]