Higher education

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

PedaL Evaluation- Terms of Reference

Background Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) is a partnership of eight institutions whose aim is to catalyse systemic change in teaching and learning in African universities. The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is the Prime Agency, leading 7 other partners including Alliance for Research Universities in Africa (ARUA), Institute of Development Studies […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]