Monthly Archive July 2021

Jim Kaketch

Kaketch is a resourceful professional with extensive hands-on experience in research, project/programme management, policy analysis, monitoring & evaluation, partnerships & civil society engagement focusing on, youth employment creation, social protection, political governance, water governance, urban governance, decentralization, democracy, and education within Africa and more specifically Kenya. Kaketch champions the transformation of Africa through research evidence in […]

Research Policy House to Study Access During Pandemic

Two Kenya-based international higher education think tanks have joined forces to advance equitable access to quality higher education in the pandemic environment. The African Network for Internationalization of Education and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) have partnered to form the Utafiti Sera House (Swahili for Research Policy House). The research community […]

The Cost of Politics in Kenya

This study of the cost of politics in Kenya analyses the expenditure of individuals who contested for political office at Senate, National Assembly and County Assembly level in Kenya in 2017. Drawing on data from a survey of 300 aspirants as well as focus group discussions and key informant interviews with prominent political participants and […]

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) Publishing Workshop

The MIASA Publishing Workshop for African scholars, jointly organised by Africa Spectrum (published by the GIGA Institute for African Affairs) and the Contemporary Journal of African Studies (published by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana), will take place virtually on 21 and 22 October 2021. The workshop will also benefit from […]

Youth Employment Creation Through Sustainable Agribusiness – Lessons from evidence-informed policy convening

Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Kenya, perpetuating the country’s socioeconomic problems such as poverty and hunger. Unchecked, the International Labour Organization fears that youth unemployment, currently estimated at 35 per cent of the population, will double by 2045. The problem of joblessness in Kenya has been fuelled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, whose […]