The role of good research leaders is pivotal – they lead and support research efforts; they manage other researchers and project staff; they are primarily responsible for acquiring project funding; they are often the vocal cheerleaders; and they help sustain an energy that cultivates a can-do team mentality. Good research leaders also contribute vision in the fast-changing research environment as well as motivate and guide researchers and other project staff through these changes, while stimulating innovation and creativity.
This PASGR-commissioned study sought to expand understanding of the state of research leadership in social science and policy research in Africa, and to help identify the capacity needs for such training.
Authors: Francis Owusu, Ezekiel Kalipeni and Joy Mueni Maina Kiiru
Type: PASGR Commissioned Study