Can African think tanks help strengthen government use of data and evidence? We think so
With so much excitement around Africa Evidence Week, a cross-country virtual and live bonanza of Evidence Informed Decision-making (#EIDM) hosted by the Africa Evidence Network and dozens of partners, I couldn’t help but jump in. Through the outpouring of videos, webinars, events, blogs and #AfricaEvidenceWeek tweets we have met emerging evidence leaders; learned about evidence gap maps, evidence syntheses and research repositories; seen […]
British Council at 75
We join the United Kingdom in celebrating the world’s oldest asset for soft power and democracy with the rest of the world, the British Council, at 75. It is also encouraging that Nigeria has been one of the partners of the council this past 75 years, including when Nigeria was a colony of Britain. It […]
High-Level Poverty Killing Education In Africa — UNILORIN VC
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Professor Sulyman Age Abulkareem, has said the high level of poverty in Africa is the biggest disadvantage to advancing higher education. He noted that: “We definitely have never had the adequate tools to do the right type of teaching and learning at the university level.” Professor Abulkareem said this at […]
A Pan- African Convening on Innovative Approaches to Research Evidence uptake & Use
This convening brought together 120 participants including; practitioners, researchers, scientists, activists, government officials, and policymakers, that considered and discussed the potential transformation that a strong African ecosystem of evidence-driven by communities of interest can bring to bear.
Job Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer
Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer Location: Nairobi, Kenya Open to: Kenyan Nationals & Residents Application Deadline: September 11, 2019 Background Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) is one of nine partnerships supported by Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR). SPHEIR was established by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver systemic […]
Training to promote thought leadership in universities
A four-year leadership training programme aimed at vice-chancellors, principals and deans of 54 African universities has proved popular among university leaders and a third phase is planned, according to its organisers. Participants of the Capacity Strengthening Programme for Leadership in African Universities, funded by the Mastercard Foundation and implemented jointly by the Partnership for African […]
AAU Talks: My PedaL Journey III
AAU Talks host, Kwesi Sam interviews Dr. Akosua Agyemang, Department of Social Work, University of Ghana on her PedaL journey.
AAU Talks: My PedaL Journey II
Kwesi Sam- AAU Talks hosts Dr. Ekua Ekumah, Immediate Past HoD, Department of Theater Arts, University of Ghana.
AAU Talks: My PedaL Journey I
AAU Talks host, Kwesi Sam interviews Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe- Darko, Research Fellow, CSPS, University of Ghana on her PedaL journey.
AAU TV Coverage: Sharing of Pedagogical Journeys in Clusters (PASGR) IX
Coverage of the PedaL & MRPP Week in Mombasa, Kenya. This Session focuses on the pedagogical Journeys of the Economics & Sociology Group.