Monthly Archive June 2016

Statement of Profit or Loss and comprehensive income

For the year ended 31 December 2015 Income 2015 2014 US$ US$ Grant Income 3,532,772 3,931,112 Other Income 39,252 69,301       Total Income 3,572,024 4,000,413   Expenses Research Programme 943,795 1,226,741 Policy Outreach and training 1,242,117 860,137 Higher Education Programme 987,784 1,460,985 Administration costs 398,328 452,550 Total expenses 3,572,024 4,000,413 Surplus for the […]

MRPP Steering Committee 2015

The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) is governed by a Steering Committee (SC), which guides all aspects of development and implementation of the collaborative programme. It operates through working groups with technical and academic expertise from each of the 12 universities in seven countries and PASGR-appointed external resource persons. The Committee comprises senior […]

Research Committee 2015

Prof Funmi Olonisakin   Professor at King’s College London and Founding Director of the African Leadership Centre. Prof. Alcinda Honwana   Anthropologist, lecturer, researcher and writer on children, youth and armed conflict in Mozambique and Angola.   Prof Karuti Kanyinga   Development scholar and Associate Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi. […]

Dar es Salaam University Vice Chancellor joins the Board

Professor Rwekaza Mukandala is the newest member of the PASGR Board of Directors. The Political Science scholar with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, is Vice-Chancellor, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. He was involved in the consultations that led to PASGR’s creation. The man at the helm of UDSM since 2007 […]

Board of Directors 2015

PASGR is governed by a Board of Directors currently chaired by Prof Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon. The members are eminent personalities reflecting African leadership as well as regional and international credibility in African policy-making, research and higher education. The Board is responsible for providing high level strategic guidance during […]

Tax Exempt Status to Help Diversify PASGR’s Fund Base

A key aspect of PASGR’s sustainability goal is to diversify its funding, enhance value for money in all activities, and increase cost effectiveness and efficiency. The year under review was a step further in this direction as PASGR gained recognition as a charity under US laws. PASGR applied for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of […]

Now I know what PASGR is all about

Wangui Kimari, our first-ever intern, describes her one-year attachment to the Professional Training and Development (PDT) Programme as “very dynamic”. The PhD candidate at York University in Canada says “PASGR does a lot, but what it does is not always explicit.” PASGR’s social protection work, for instance, is not research to be kept on a […]

Re-design of Professional Courses for Greater Impact

Rethinking and revamping its programmes and activities in line with PASGR’s Strategic Plan 2014-2018 was a major preoccupation of the Professional Development and Training programme (PDT) in 2015. Innovations in the design of delivery, content, pedagogy and the coordination of the courses were key elements that emerged in the latter part of the year. The […]

Top Conflict Study Scholar joins Research Committee

Prof Funmi Olonisakin is the newest member of PASGR’s Research Committee. She replaces Prof Achola Pala Okeyo, whose tenure ended in the year under review. A holder of a PhD from King’s College London, Olonisakin is a Professor of Security, Leadership and Development at King’s College. She is the founding director of the African Leadership […]

Building Leadership and Excellence in Research Policy

The year 2015 saw the Research Programme (RP) reconfigure its operations to enhance and ensure high quality, cost effective programmes. The programme maintained its efforts at ensuring quality control for all its products and integrating policy actors into its work to facilitate the use of research findings. In this regard, 14 policy research reports were […]