First Utafiti Sera Forum on Urban Governance and City Transformation: The Case of Rwanda

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) with financial support from Hewlett foundation is implementing a project on “Urban Governance and Turning African Cities Around in Nairobi, Kigali and Addis Ababa”.  This is to have a better understanding of trends in urban areas.

PASGR developed the novel approach of bringing together researchers and public policy actors through the use of research-policy communities – Utafiti Sera. Establishing this research-policy community of practice is expected to become an increasingly important avenue to inform government policies and practices.
The project hence aims at informing better public policy actors by facilitating their interaction with researchers.In Rwanda, this project is being implemented by the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research in Rwanda (IPAR-Rwanda) in collaboration with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR).

This document will serve as an evidence background paper to inform Utafiti Sera discussions on relevant policies to be designed.

Urban Governance Forum Kigali Concept Note