Professional Development and Training (PDT), popularly known as the PASGR Institute, is one of the anchor programmes of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR). Previously known as the Policy Outreach Training (POT) Programme, the PDT Programme represents an innovative arrangement between PASGR and its partners to design and deliver high quality, experiential professional training that builds policy actors’ and researchers’ skills and competencies.
The purpose of the Professional Development and Training (PDT) programme is to:
- Deliver experiential professional development that builds skills and competencies for policy actors, researchers and academic leaders
- Establish delivery partners to provide and accredit high-quality professional development courses
- Develop an active community of practice for excellence in research in the social sciences and humanities
- Achieve sustainability