Monthly Archive June 2016

Landmark Forum Places Kenya in Global Data Leadership

When 417 people turn up for a conference planned for 250 participants, that is success! This was what happened at the First National Forum on Harnessing the Data Revolution on Sustainable Development, which Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto opened. The conference, held from August 28 to 29, was a landmark activity of the Professional Development […]

From Academic Comfort Zone to Meaningful Research

Prof Audrey Gadzekpo credits PASGR for its leadership in making university staff realise that their mission goes beyond teaching to making a return on investment to the taxpayer. While teaching may be academics’ primary calling, the University of Ghana professor and Dean at the School of Communication Studies, who has had a relationship with PASGR […]

Case Teaching Workshop that Changed my Career

Dr Seidu Mahama Alidu’s experience with the case teaching method stretches back to 2013. That is when he attended a workshop that “completely changed my career as an academic and a teacher,” he says. Although Orientation to Case Study Teaching was just one of the offerings at the MRPP workshop, the political science lecturer from […]

Defining Moments for Africa’s Premier Public Policy Course

Higher Education Programme The rollout of the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme was one of PASGR’s proudest moments. The August 12 event made 2015 a landmark year for the Higher Education Programme (HEP). Following the launch in Maseno (Kenya), Jos and Lagos (Nigeria) and Sierra Leone universities, PASGR’s flagship programme now runs […]

Unit Finds Niche in Greater Visibility

Communications & Outreach The year under review saw PASGR implement a Strategic Plan recommendation to delink its communications function from the Professional Development and Training Programme. The Communications and Outreach Unit is charged with enhancing PASGR’s institutional and external communications, facilitating the creation of policy and research communities and implementing PASGR’s digital platforms. It was […]

2015 at a Glance

Jan 19-20 Design Shop on Building Capacity for African Development Data Jan 22-23 Sixth Master of Research and Public Policy [MRPP] Steering Committee Feb 11-19 Multi-Method Research Course 5 and 6 training Apr13 Research Policy Practitioners Forum on Social Protection in Kenya Apr16-17 PASGR Board of Directors Meeting Apr18-19 Inception Workshop on Urban Governance and […]

2015: A year of ‘firsts’ (Message from the Chair)

As PASGR’s work grows from strength to strength, we are beginning to take the lead in various aspects of programme activities. The year 2015 has been one of several ‘firsts’ as we have started to implement the strategic directions finalised in 2014. A key focus in 2015 has been the formation and deepening of partnerships […]

University of Ghana to begin Master of Research and Public Policy programme

By News Ghana – Jun 26, 2016 The University of Ghana under the Centre for Social Policy Studies, has launched a Master of Research and Public Policy programme to strengthen the training of social science researchers and policy practitioners. The programme is a collaborative effort between the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research and […]

Research Design and Methods Courses – October and November 2016

Application deadline extended to midnight EAT, 25 July 2016 The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research is offering the following professional development courses in October and November 2016. Click on the links below to be directed to a specific course page. Advanced Research Design: Interpretive Methods and Ethnography: ‎ Social Network Analysis: […]

Call for Applications: Research Design and Methods Courses | October and November 2016

Advancing research excellence for governance and public policy in Africa. Call for Applications June 2016 Dear colleague, Greetings from PASGR – the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research! We are pleased to let you know that we are inviting applications for six professional development courses. The call document and application forms are posted on […]