Blog

SPMA to offer new PhD in Public Policy

The University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) will offer a new PhD programme in Public Policy, and prospective students will be able to apply for it in 2021. This development comes as a result of engagements between the SPMA and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in 2019, […]

UP formalises strategic alliance with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

University of Pretoria (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe and Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) Executive Director Professor Tade Aina formalised the strategic partnership between the two institutions during a virtual signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday, 21 September. PASGR is a pan-African non-profit organisation established in […]

South-South partnership to boost African research capacity

A new partnership between South Africa’s University of Pretoria and the Kenya-headquartered Partnership for African Social Governance Research (PASGR) will boost capacity-building, especially for postgraduate students and early- to mid-career researchers in Africa. The collaboration, formalised this week (21 September) during a virtual meeting of senior staff from the two institutions and other higher education […]

Accelerating Water and Climate Action at COP26

Welcome to our SIWI World Week at Home official session. With water and climate both being high on the UK’s agenda, this event will highlight the global water crisis and the UK’s response in the context of climate change and Covid-19.

Accountability & Advocacy Interventions in the Water Sector

This report summarises the results of a global review of evidence on the outcomes of accountability and advocacy interventions for improved water service delivery, water resource management and water governance, and the factors which influence their performance. The review responds to the knowledge needs of the Accountability for Water partners and a wider group of […]

My Stewardship as Vice-Chancellor (2015- 2020): PedaL Recognition

The PedaL project is a platform to revolutionize the teaching narrative by updating the pedagogical skills of African university teachers. The PedaL integrated model comprises six major components, namely, pedagogical strategies, educational foundations, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, curriculum and learning design, pedagogical leadership practice, and assessment. PASGR targets creating a vibrant African social science community […]

Applying sound pedagogy to online teaching and learning

As online and blended teaching and learning become part of the new normal, the need for specialist training of academic staff is being realised. Last month, a three-week course designed by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and intended to teach lecturers how to design, prepare and assess online courses, attracted 100 […]

Job Vacancy: Programme Assistant(Professional Development, Training and Fellowships Programme)

Title: Programme Assistant (Professional Development, Training and Fellowships Programme) Reports to: Programme Manager Location: Nairobi, Kenya  Open to: Kenyan Residents and Nationals Duration: 1 year contract (Renewable) Application deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 (1700hrs Kenyan Time) Background The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and […]

Recommendations for achieving a virtual future – together

Given our current technological age, the ‘University of the Future’ was always likely to transcend borders, and more precisely, be a virtual one without classrooms. Fortunately or unfortunately, the time we have to prepare for the ‘future’ we have been envisaging and avidly preparing for has been truncated by the advent of COVID-19. The outbreak […]