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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 […]

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 […]