Monthly Archive November 2019

Call for Africa to generate its own knowledge and be free

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) has an obligation, as a transnational intellectual platform, to help Africa tell its own stories, generate its own knowledge and be free. Addressing the Second Biennial Conference of ARUA from 18-20 November in Nairobi, University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Habib challenged the alliance, made up of over […]

Harnessing the Potential of 4IR through Research

The aim of the African Research Universities Alliance or ARUA to increase Africa’s contribution to global research output and its commitment to strengthening the continent’s research base are ‘fundamental’ to nurturing and supporting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa. Professor Margaret Dallman, vice president (international) and associate provost at Imperial College London, told University World […]

PASGR Ibadan: Dr. Ngimwa’s interview

Dr. Pauline Ngimwa, Professional Development and Training Manager and Head at PASGR interview during the Advanced Training for Multi-Method and Policy-Oriented Research held from September 4- 9, 2019 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture( IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Click to view full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9yApY0ZQg

Doctoral Programme in Public Policy

Starting at the University of Nairobi   Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) In Public Policy The Department of Political Science and Public Administration, The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), invites applications for admission into the January 2020 intake for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Policy. […]

PASGR Ibadan A Testimonial Speech by Dr Olajide O Adeola

Dr. Olajide O Adeola’s testimonial speech during the Advanced Training for Multi-Method and Policy-Oriented Research held from September 4- 9, 2019 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture( IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Click to view full video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5H1-EnrMHI

Men-Focused Social, Political Values Limit Women’s Access to Economic Opportunities

Women’s contribution to making public institutions work more efficiently and effectively is no longer in doubt in Nigeria, when given the opportunity. But women have continued to fail at being able to compete favourably against men at local, state, and federal government elections. This has significant economic implications. Of Nigeria’s 36 states, 20 have at […]

Regional Policy Masters Shows Universities’ True Mettle

Long accused of being inflexible, African universities have, through a partnership-based research initiative focused on public policy, helped uncover a long-hidden truth: “Universities are not only open to innovative ideas and programmes but can also domesticate, own, finance and nurture them.” This is according to Beatrice Muganda, programme manager for the Partnership for African Social […]

Policy Process: Linking Theories with Practice

Evidence-based policy (EBP) and linking public policy theories with practice was the focus of a one-day Policy Forum organized recently by the Alumni/Master Class of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) which is hosted by the Department of Political Science of University of Lagos. Themed, “Linking Public Policies Theories with Practice,” the forum was part of […]