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Eyes on PedaL Online as academics aim to bring out the best in their students in 2021

African academics will need to embrace blended and online teaching in their quest to transform pedagogy so as to meet the expectations of students and enhance the quality of teaching and learning, according to experts and key African higher education stakeholders. The community of educators and leaders are drawn from 29 public and private universities […]

Job Vacancy: Programme Officer, Research

Job Title: Programme Officer — Research Reporting to: Programme Head — Research & Policy Duration: 2 years, renewable Application: Friday, February 12, 2021 The right candidate for this programme officer position, within PASGR’s Research and Policy Unit, will be able to take initiative in connecting, informing and fostering exchange among relevant research, policy practice and […]

Final call for applications – Accountability for Water Masterclass

Deadline: Midnight EAT , Sunday 29th November, 2020.   Please submit your CV and 1-side cover letter to apply, and/or share this with colleagues who may be interested. Who can apply to the programme? We are looking for mid-career leaders in the water security or WASH sector – whether working for part of the government, an NGO, private […]

SPMA to offer new PhD in Public Policy

The University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) will offer a new PhD programme in Public Policy, and prospective students will be able to apply for it in 2021. This development comes as a result of engagements between the SPMA and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in 2019, […]

UP formalises strategic alliance with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

University of Pretoria (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe and Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) Executive Director Professor Tade Aina formalised the strategic partnership between the two institutions during a virtual signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday, 21 September. PASGR is a pan-African non-profit organisation established in […]

South-South partnership to boost African research capacity

A new partnership between South Africa’s University of Pretoria and the Kenya-headquartered Partnership for African Social Governance Research (PASGR) will boost capacity-building, especially for postgraduate students and early- to mid-career researchers in Africa. The collaboration, formalised this week (21 September) during a virtual meeting of senior staff from the two institutions and other higher education […]

Accelerating Water and Climate Action at COP26

Welcome to our SIWI World Week at Home official session. With water and climate both being high on the UK’s agenda, this event will highlight the global water crisis and the UK’s response in the context of climate change and Covid-19.

Accountability & Advocacy Interventions in the Water Sector

This report summarises the results of a global review of evidence on the outcomes of accountability and advocacy interventions for improved water service delivery, water resource management and water governance, and the factors which influence their performance. The review responds to the knowledge needs of the Accountability for Water partners and a wider group of […]

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 […]