Developing researchers who engage policy

PASGR’s Professional Development Training (PDT) Programme took place at KCB Leadership Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The Advanced Research Design (ARD) training – which is a multi‑discipline, professional short course – ran from October 26th to November 12th 2016. ARD is relevant to PhD students, academics and researchers looking to enhance their research design skills. […]

University of Lagos Vice-Chancellor visit

Professor Rahmon Ade Bello, Vice-chancellor, University of Lagos, Nigeria honored PASGR with a private visit on October 10th 2016. He was received by PASGR staff led by the Executive Director, Prof. Tade Aina who thanked him for the University’s contribution to the collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme. The University of Lagos […]

MRPP Stakeholder’s Workshop

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and the University of Nairobi jointly organized a stakeholders’ workshop in Nairobi on September 22nd 2016.The meeting brought together a range of stakeholders from the private sector, government, NGOs and academia. The objective was to examine the extent to which the Master of Research and Public […]

Highlights from the Official Launch Ceremony of the MRPP

Higher Education Programme During the launch of the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP), various stakeholders attested to the programme’s leadership, potential and challenges to delivering Africa to new heights of academic excellence. Here are excerpts: “Africa is ready to be transformed. It will be transformed by a new generation of leaders (which is) […]

Statement of Profit or Loss and comprehensive income

For the year ended 31 December 2015 Income 2015 2014 US$ US$ Grant Income 3,532,772 3,931,112 Other Income 39,252 69,301       Total Income 3,572,024 4,000,413   Expenses Research Programme 943,795 1,226,741 Policy Outreach and training 1,242,117 860,137 Higher Education Programme 987,784 1,460,985 Administration costs 398,328 452,550 Total expenses 3,572,024 4,000,413 Surplus for the […]

MRPP Steering Committee 2015

The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) is governed by a Steering Committee (SC), which guides all aspects of development and implementation of the collaborative programme. It operates through working groups with technical and academic expertise from each of the 12 universities in seven countries and PASGR-appointed external resource persons. The Committee comprises senior […]

Research Committee 2015

Prof Funmi Olonisakin   Professor at King’s College London and Founding Director of the African Leadership Centre. Prof. Alcinda Honwana   Anthropologist, lecturer, researcher and writer on children, youth and armed conflict in Mozambique and Angola.   Prof Karuti Kanyinga   Development scholar and Associate Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi. […]

Dar es Salaam University Vice Chancellor joins the Board

Professor Rwekaza Mukandala is the newest member of the PASGR Board of Directors. The Political Science scholar with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, is Vice-Chancellor, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. He was involved in the consultations that led to PASGR’s creation. The man at the helm of UDSM since 2007 […]

Board of Directors 2015

PASGR is governed by a Board of Directors currently chaired by Prof Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon. The members are eminent personalities reflecting African leadership as well as regional and international credibility in African policy-making, research and higher education. The Board is responsible for providing high level strategic guidance during […]