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Call for Applications: Engendering Social Science Research Course (November 2017)

Course dates: November 16 to November 18, 2017 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: ddryding@pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering an 3-day professional development course in Engendering Social Science Research Methods. This training is relevant to African academics, researchers and PhD students interested in practical implementation of […]

Call for Applications: Advanced Research Design for Policy-Oriented Research Course (November 2017)

Course dates: November 8 to November 18, 2017 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: ddryding@pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering an 11-day professional development course in Advanced Research Design for Policy-Oriented Research. This training is relevant to African academics, researchers and PhD students interested in enhancing their […]

Call for Applications: Comparative Case Study Analysis (November 2017)

Course dates: November 20-23, 2017 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: ddryding@pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering a 4-day professional development course in Comparative Case Study Analysis. This training is relevant to African academics, researchers and PhD students interested in examining comparative case study designs and the […]

Call for Applications: ISTR PhD Seminar

*Deadline for Submissions is 29 September 2017* Amsterdam, Netherlands July 8 – 9, 2018 VU University Amsterdam Please direct all inquiries to the ISTR Secretariat (istr@jhu.edu) Call for Applications ISTR is pleased to announce the fourth ISTR PhD Seminar preceding the 13th International Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in July 2018. The ISTR PhD Seminar […]

Redesigned website expands ‘in-reach’ to PASGR

Communications and Outreach The year 2016 saw communications entrenched as a major pillar of PASGR, cutting across all programmes. The launch of the redesigned organisational website www.pasgr.org and the Master of Research and Public Policy site was a milestone in the Communications and Outreach Unit work. The website carries studies and reports from PASGR supported […]

Providing research evidence for social protection in Kenya

In August 2016, PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) partnered to provide research evidence and scenarios for potential legislative solutions on social protection in Kenya. This was at the request of the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection which had initiated the interaction to inform the initial steps […]

For research intern, quality is a process from start to finish

Olufemi Samson Balogun—Femi to friends and colleagues—regards excellence in research as a process. The intern in the Research Programme (RP) at PASGR says: “We try to ensure that we don’t compromise on quality.” Besides engaging practitioners and policy actors from the beginning to the end of the research, PASGR endeavours to ensure inclusiveness in terms […]

African cities are not just about doom and gloom

Professor Edgar Pieterse is convinced that a transformation is taking place in African cities. “They are not just about doom and gloom” the Principal Investigator of the Urban Governance and Turning African Cities Around project says. The Director, African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has been involved with […]

Utafiti Sera captures partners’ imagination

Research Programme There is no stopping an idea whose time has come. This is the story of PASGR’s innovative approach to research uptake and policy engagement, Utafiti Sera (research-policy communities), which appears to have taken the research community by storm. In a short three years, Utafiti Sera has become a key component of the Research […]

Why research design is everything for Nigerian don

If he had his way, University of Ibadan professor Ayobami “Ayo” Ojebode would take all his PhD students and supervisors through PASGR’s Professional Development and Training (PDT) course before starting their doctoral work. “PDT is first and foremost training in research design, and design is everything. If the doctoral thesis is faulty in design, it’s […]