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Jim Kaketch

Kaketch is a resourceful professional with extensive hands-on experience in research, project/programme management, policy analysis, monitoring & evaluation, partnerships & civil society engagement focusing on, youth employment creation, social protection, political governance, water governance, urban governance, decentralization, democracy, and education within Africa and more specifically Kenya. Kaketch champions the transformation of Africa through research evidence in […]

Generosity and Collegiality as Institutions Embrace Blended Learning

African universities have been faced with challenges of insufficient funding, which have been jeopardising critical programmes, especially in research and innovation. The spread of COVID-19 and its economic impacts have worsened the situation, leading to massive budget cuts from governments and international donors. For instance, the announcement by UK Research and Innovation to cut budgets […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joint Annual Academic Seminar (JAAS) of collaborative PhD in Public Policy programme goes Virtual during COVID-19: reflections on opportunities and challenges

The collaborative PhD in Public Policy programme that commenced towards the end of 2019 planned to hold its maiden Joint Annual Academic Seminar (JAAS) in the summer of 2020 in Nairobi. This is a programme funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) and involves the collaborative effort of 14 African universities. Three universities […]

Mapping and scoping of innovations in social protection in Africa

Date: Friday, 5 March 2021 Time: 14:00-16:00 (South African time) 15:00-17:00 (East African time) 13:00-15:00 (West African time) Contact Persons: Charmaine Galante and Rachael Makokha To register: https://bit.ly/3qOZGFK Download PDF The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), and the Open Society Initiative […]

Call for Partners & Professional Research Fellows

Click on  Briefing Note here Contact person: Lauren Wesonga- lwesonga@www.pasgr.org Accountability for Water is a new programme of action & research to improve water governance & water service delivery. Too often good policies, wise laws and promising programmes have failed because of weak accountability. To harness the potential of stronger accountability we need to know […]

TOR: Development of a short course on “Gender and Public Policy Transformation: Understanding and Practice”

1.    Background The public policy domain in Africa is shifting at a rapid pace moving towards inclusivity, democratization and the integration of gender as a significant component of equitable and inclusive public policies. At the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the significance of gender in the studying, understanding and making of public […]

Nigeria needs social scientists to solve problems – Experts

Executive Director, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) Professor Tade Aina has declared that Nigeria needs the services of Social Scientists for solution to find solutions poverty, unemployment and insecurity problem in the country. Professor Aina who said this while delivering the postgraduate college, University of Ibadan Interdisciplinary discourse lecture entitled “The social […]