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Gendered Research Methods could Counter-hegemony

Mainstreaming gender in higher education research remains low, posing a risk to the realisation of gender equity in education and development goals, experts say. The experts – drawn from universities, research institutions, government, and the private sector – said that researchers and policymakers need to work in partnership to conduct research that will generate the […]

Opaqueness in the Energy Sector Remains a Major Challenge to Any Reforms Efforts

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Ibadan Leadership convened this policy dialogue forum dubbed “Utafiti Sera Stakeholder Feedback Forum” to share the findings of the study with key stakeholders in the energy sub-sector. The convening was an opportunity to exchange views, ideas […]

The First Convening on Gendering Policy-Engaged Education Research in Africa

Sub Saharan Africa contributes a very small percentage of the overall research generated worldwide and a lot of that research is driven by foreign development partners or donors.  Therefore, Sub Saharan Africa is not necessarily at the center of determining the research agenda that is being funded through this support.  It is vital that this […]

Women and Inclusive, Transformative Leadership in Higher Education

To mark International Women’s Day, we share an inspiring case study based on the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa partnership – PedaL – which looks at what attributes of female leadership are transformative for gender relations and inclusive outcomes.  We also present how SPHEIR partnerships are addressing gender inequality in higher education institutions and helping students […]

Prompting Subtlety of Thought: Eight Attributes of Female Leadership Transforming Social Science Pedagogy in Higher Education Institutions Across Africa

Summary This study identifies eight attributes of female leadership that has contributed to the success of the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) partnership, one of three SPHEIR projects addressing pedagogical reform. PedaL is a partnership between higher education institutes in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. Academics from these partner institutions have trained and […]

How to Organise and Lead Inclusive Fuel Protests in Fragile Settings: A Template from PASGR’s Researchers and Research Participants in Nigeria

The focus of the study (for Nigeria) led by Professor Ayobami Ojebode, Professor of Development Communication, University of Ibadan, was to find out the reasons labour unions and activists haven’t been able to lead Nigerians successfully towards fuel subsidy protests, and to bring out lessons on how to lead people on a volatile issue like […]

The Demise of Professor Benno J. Ndulu

It is with profound sadness that we inform our network and partners about the demise of a former member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Professor Benno J. Ndulu who passed away on February 22, 2021.  We were privileged to have had Professor Ndulu serve on […]

Changes in PASGR Leadership

We wish to inform all our partners and stakeholders that Prof. Omotade Akin Aina, having served a remarkable 6 years as the Executive Director of PASGR, left the organization in October 2020. Prof. Aina left PASGR at its peak, having successfully diversified its project portfolio and resources. The process of identifying a new Executive Director […]

Expressions of Interest to Host the Utafiti Sera – (Research Policy Community) on Strengthening Equitable Access to Quality Higher Education in the Pandemic Environment in Kenya

Deadline Extended to March 17, 2021 The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan Pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya. PASGR’s vision is a ‘vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues’. PASGR seeks excellence in social science research for public policy. […]

Job Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Open to: Kenyan nationals and residents only Application Deadline: Wednesday March 3, 2021 PASGR is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya.  Currently engaged in more than 12 African countries, PASGR works to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy […]