Monthly Archive May 2021

Next call for the DAAD scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA)

The DAAD Regional Office for Africa is pleased to inform you that the new call for a second intake for the DAAD-funded scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa in East Africa”, is already running. This year the targeted East African countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation […]

Deliver e-learning from primary school

This past week the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results marked the end of the 2020 education cycle. Not fully true though since there are children back to school to complete their third term. For tests, the next milestone will be the 2021 exams scheduled for March next year. The […]

What makes a good partnership? Transparency, trust—and a bit of patience!

This is the fourth in a series on shifting power in international giving and what INGOs, NGOs, and funders can do differently to support and sustain more equitable partnerships. In the introductory piece, Pat Scheid frames the issue of shifting power, and in the second, Joe Asunka shares strategies for funders to foster equitable partnerships. […]

Appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as Executive Director, PASGR

The Board of PASGR is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as the Executive Director. Dr Mveyange is a passionate Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy interests include (but not limited to) inequality, poverty, education and health, natural resources, international trade, trade policy, economic growth, and development in Africa. He has […]

Social Protection and Inclusivity is Key in Social-Economic Policy

Social security has been part of our national conversation for a long a time. Covid-19 reignited the debate over the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and to what extent it is relevant for the management of risks that savers may face from time to time. An amendment was secured early this year after a prolonged […]

Invitation to Consultants – Assessment for ARUA Collaborative PhD Program

This consultancy is being commissioned by the African Research Universities Alliance(ARUA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to engage two consultantsto review and advise on how best to achieve ARUA goals and objectives with globallycompetitive collaborative PhD programs. One consultant will be engaged for the (1) NaturalSciences, and the other for the […]