Urban governance

1st Utafiti Sera Forum Report on Urban Governance & City Transformation in Kenya

Date: 29th January, 2018 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Forum Focus: Urban Governance & City Transformation The 1st Utafiti Sera Forum on Urban Governance and City Transformation was held on 29th January, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. ‘Utafiti Sera’ a Swahili word for research policy is a combination of many things that ensure and enhance policy outcomes – […]

2nd Utafiti Sera Forum on Affordable Housing in Kigali

Date: 26 April, 2018 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda Forum Focus: Affordable housing in Kigali The 2nd Utafiti Sera Stakeholders’ Forum on Urban Governance in Kigali was held on April 26, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.The forum brought together 40 stakeholders from local, national and international institutions concerned with research and policy-making around and issues pertaining to urban governance […]

Steering Committee Meeting Report on Urban Governance and City Transformation

Date: 27 February 2018 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Forum Focus: Urban Governance and City Transformation The Urban Governance and City Transformation breakfast meeting organised by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)  in association with Pamoja Trust was held on 27 February 2018 to share emerging evidence and findings pertaining to the Social Dimension of […]

The Governance of Addis Abeba City Turn Around Projects: Addis Abeba Light Rail Transit and Housing

This study describes and analyses urban governance processes using the Addis Abeba Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT), and the Integrated Housing Development Program (IHDP), as flagship projects that have turned the City of Addis Abeba around. The study utilized a political economy analysis and used PASGR’s urban governance analytical categories as guiding frameworks. FINAL The Governance […]

International Conference on Information Disclosure, Accountability and Inclusive Growth in the Extractive Industry

Date: 4th-5th September 2018 Venue: Maputo, Mozambique Forum Focus: International Conference on Information Disclosure, Accountability and Inclusive Growth in the Extractive Industry The Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in collaboration with the ‘Action for Empowerment and Accountability’ (A4EA) at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of […]

The Matter in Urban Governance and why it matters

Forward Planning! That was the call to action by Dr Konyimbih a lands expert working with the National Land Commission during his address at the Utafiti Sera Forum convening organized by Pamoja Trust with funding from PASGR under the theme of Reflections on Urban Governance in Nairobi. The Matter in Urban Governance and why it […]

Utafiti Sera: Integrated housing Ethiopia.

In Addis Abeba, housing supply is most critical to the middle and low- income groups of the population. Sebawit G. Bishu (PhD) with support from the Partnership for African Social Governance and Research( PAS GR) did a research in Addis Abeba on the strengths and gaps in the housing sector. A number of aspects for factors […]

Utafiti Sera: Linking evidence to policy

The city administration of Addis Abeba is undertaking a massive integrated housing development program to address the acute housing problem of the city since 2006. Housing supply is not the only goal of this program; instead its ultimate desire is to use Integrated Housing Development Program (IHDP) as a tool to reduce urban poverty, which […]

Utafiti Sera:Affordable housing in Kigali

Date: 26 April, 2018 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda Forum Focus: Affordable housing in Kigali, Rwanda The 2nd Utafiti Sera Forum on Urban Governance City Transformation was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 26th April, 2018. It was organised by Utafiti Sera which an initiative of The Partnership For Social Governance and Research (PAS GR) together with the […]

2nd Utafiti Sera Forum on Urban Governance and City Transformation, Kenya

Date: May 15-May 16 2018 Venue:Nairobi Forum Focus: The Social Dimensions of Infrastructure Development Kenya, like many neighboring African countries, has witnessed a substantial increase in infrastructure investment and development over the last decade. The current development paradigm posits infrastructure development as a pertinent enabler of economic growth, enhanced well-being, and social inclusion. While the […]