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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 […]

COVID -19 Exposes Universities’ Unpreparedness For Virtual Classrooms

Universities, together with research institutions and other institutions providing tertiary education, play pivotal roles in every society as knowledge generators and as providers of skills for national development. Africa suffers from the quantitative inadequacy of higher education institutions and qualitative insufficiency. In the past 30 years, most countries have liberalised their educational sectors to pave […]

The Fourth Annual Seminar on Philanthropy: COVID-19  and The Future of Global Civil Society and Philanthropy in Africa

Keynote Speakers: Tade Akin Aina Executive Director, Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PASGR), Nairobi, Kenya. Tatiana Carayannis Director, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Understanding Violent Conflict, China-Africa Knowledge Project, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Brooklyn, USA. Bhekinkosi Moyo Director, The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI), Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South […]

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 […]