Opaqueness in the Energy Sector Remains a Major Challenge to Any Reforms Efforts

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the University of Ibadan Leadership convened this policy dialogue forum dubbed “Utafiti Sera Stakeholder Feedback Forum” to share the findings of the study with key stakeholders in the energy sub-sector. The convening was an opportunity to exchange views, ideas […]

How to Organise and Lead Inclusive Fuel Protests in Fragile Settings: A Template from PASGR’s Researchers and Research Participants in Nigeria

The focus of the study (for Nigeria) led by Professor Ayobami Ojebode, Professor of Development Communication, University of Ibadan, was to find out the reasons labour unions and activists haven’t been able to lead Nigerians successfully towards fuel subsidy protests, and to bring out lessons on how to lead people on a volatile issue like […]

Demanding Power: Struggles over Energy Access – Research Findings from the Action for Empowerment and Accountability Research Programme (A4EA)

Around the world energy prices, subsidies, and availability have very often become flashpoints for social mobilisation, protest, and demands for government response whether in the gilet jaune movement in France, and or in passionate protests in Zimbabwe. Focusing in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Pakistan, as well as more broadly, this seminar will report on emerging findings […]

Two Lessons for Early Involvement of Stakeholders in Research

A fundamental principle for conducting research that is easily put to use by stakeholders is to involve them in the research process as early as possible. But how can the inertia and lack of interest that stakeholders often have at this stage be overcome? We provide two lessons from our experience of involving stakeholders as […]

Group Undertakes Survey on Energy Protests in Nigeria

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), a pan-African research organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), located in the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, in collaboration with independent Nigerian academics/researchers are carrying out a study on the outcomes of energy protests in Nigeria. The study titled, “Demanding […]

Research group rallies stakeholders on new energy crisis’ study

To seek sustainable solutions beyond protests to Nigeria’s energy crisis, stakeholders, including members of the academia, civil society groups, and development agencies, have unveiled a new research project to address such objectives. With specific reference to petroleum products and the struggles associated with such commodities in a fragile setting like Nigeria, the proposed study, titled, […]

A Study of Bring Back Our Girls

This study focuses on the Bring Back Our Girls movement (BBOG) which began in 2014 following the abduction of 300 girls by Boko Haram, and became a global social media and substantial political phenomenon. The study led by PASGR aims to contribute to understandings of women’s action, digital activism, vertical scaling and norms, and values. The research […]