Monthly Archive March 2021

Opaqueness in the Energy Sector Remains a Major Challenge to Any Reforms Efforts

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Ibadan Leadership convened this policy dialogue forum dubbed “Utafiti Sera Stakeholder Feedback Forum” to share the findings of the study with key stakeholders in the energy sub-sector. The convening was an opportunity to exchange views, ideas […]

The First Convening on Gendering Policy-Engaged Education Research in Africa

Sub Saharan Africa contributes a very small percentage of the overall research generated worldwide and a lot of that research is driven by foreign development partners or donors.  Therefore, Sub Saharan Africa is not necessarily at the center of determining the research agenda that is being funded through this support.  It is vital that this […]

Women and Inclusive, Transformative Leadership in Higher Education

To mark International Women’s Day, we share an inspiring case study based on the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa partnership – PedaL – which looks at what attributes of female leadership are transformative for gender relations and inclusive outcomes.  We also present how SPHEIR partnerships are addressing gender inequality in higher education institutions and helping students […]

Prompting Subtlety of Thought: Eight Attributes of Female Leadership Transforming Social Science Pedagogy in Higher Education Institutions Across Africa

Summary This study identifies eight attributes of female leadership that has contributed to the success of the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) partnership, one of three SPHEIR projects addressing pedagogical reform. PedaL is a partnership between higher education institutes in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. Academics from these partner institutions have trained and […]

How to Organise and Lead Inclusive Fuel Protests in Fragile Settings: A Template from PASGAR’s Researchers and Research Participants in Nigeria

The focus of the study (for Nigeria) led by Professor Ayobami Ojebode, Professor of Development Communication, University of Ibadan, was to find out the reasons labour unions and activists haven’t been able to lead Nigerians successfully towards fuel subsidy protests, and to bring out lessons on how to lead people on a volatile issue like […]

The Demise of Professor Benno J. Ndulu

It is with profound sadness that we inform our network and partners about the demise of a former member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Professor Benno J. Ndulu who passed away on February 22, 2021.  We were privileged to have had Professor Ndulu serve on […]

Changes in PASGR Leadership

We wish to inform all our partners and stakeholders that Prof. Omotade Akin Aina, having served a remarkable 6 years as the Executive Director of PASGR, left the organization in October 2020. Prof. Aina left PASGR at its peak, having successfully diversified its project portfolio and resources. The process of identifying a new Executive Director […]

Joint Annual Academic Seminar (JAAS) of collaborative PhD in Public Policy programme goes Virtual during COVID-19: reflections on opportunities and challenges

The collaborative PhD in Public Policy programme that commenced towards the end of 2019 planned to hold its maiden Joint Annual Academic Seminar (JAAS) in the summer of 2020 in Nairobi. This is a programme funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) and involves the collaborative effort of 14 African universities. Three universities […]