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The Policy Forum- “Linking Public Policy Theories with Practice

The maiden edition of The Policy Forum programme held on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019; by 12 noon prompt at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. Of all the 5 growth drivers – strong institutions, human capital, entrepreneurship, culture, and public policy, public policy provides the framework for the development […]

Excellence in Africa Initiative– Junior Faculty Development program: 2020 call for proposals

 Are you eager to undertake research in Africa and to collaborate with EPFL? The Junior Faculty Development program of the Excellence in Africa initiative, jointly launched by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland have launched the Excellence in Africa initiative with the aim of supporting the training […]

International Summer School on Public Policy – Nairobi Edition 20-24 April, 2020

Registration Following the successful organization of the first IPPA Summer school on public policy in the African continent (Yaounde 2019), IPPA is pleased to introduce the second edition, this time in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Summer School on Public Policy – Nairobi Edition 2020 will be organized in partnership with the University of Nairobi and the Partnership for African Social […]

Call for Applicants

DFID-World Bank-UNHCR “Building the Evidence on Protracted Forced Displacement: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership” – YOUNG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Up to 10 Fellowships, July 2020-June 2021 Deadline for applications: March 6th, 2020. Note: File updated on February 21st with the revised application link. To download the PDF version Background In 2016, the UK Department for International Development […]

Teaching from the Heart for the Heart!

This message reverberated among teaching staff of the University of Dar es Salaam as PedaL pitched camp at the University for six days in the new year; from 20-25 January 2020.  PedaL is a training programme that introduces intentional and integrated interventions in design, context, processes and content of teaching and learning aimed at maximizing learning outcomes among […]

Demanding Power: Struggles over Energy Access – Research Findings from the Action for Empowerment and Accountability Research Programme (A4EA)

Around the world energy prices, subsidies, and availability have very often become flashpoints for social mobilisation, protest, and demands for government response whether in the gilet jaune movement in France, and or in passionate protests in Zimbabwe. Focusing in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Pakistan, as well as more broadly, this seminar will report on emerging findings […]

Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships are awarded by three of the UK’s national research academies – the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out world-class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of natural sciences […]

Two Lessons for Early Involvement of Stakeholders in Research

A fundamental principle for conducting research that is easily put to use by stakeholders is to involve them in the research process as early as possible. But how can the inertia and lack of interest that stakeholders often have at this stage be overcome? We provide two lessons from our experience of involving stakeholders as […]

Call for Africa to generate its own knowledge and be free

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) has an obligation, as a transnational intellectual platform, to help Africa tell its own stories, generate its own knowledge and be free. Addressing the Second Biennial Conference of ARUA from 18-20 November in Nairobi, University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Habib challenged the alliance, made up of over […]

Harnessing the Potential of 4IR through Research

The aim of the African Research Universities Alliance or ARUA to increase Africa’s contribution to global research output and its commitment to strengthening the continent’s research base are ‘fundamental’ to nurturing and supporting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa. Professor Margaret Dallman, vice president (international) and associate provost at Imperial College London, told University World […]