Sharing Stories of COVID-19 Survivors Will Tackle Disbelief, Misinformation – Research

Encouraging COVID-19 survivors to share their stories has been identified as one of the ways to tackle the disbelief and misinformation about COVID-19 in Lagos State. This was recommended in a research titled, “COVID-19 (Mis)information Sources and Low Adherence to Preventive and Vaccine-related Measures”. The research was conducted by Partnership for African Social and Governance […]

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 […]

Recommendations for achieving a virtual future – together

Given our current technological age, the ‘University of the Future’ was always likely to transcend borders, and more precisely, be a virtual one without classrooms. Fortunately or unfortunately, the time we have to prepare for the ‘future’ we have been envisaging and avidly preparing for has been truncated by the advent of COVID-19. The outbreak […]

COVID -19 Exposes Universities’ Unpreparedness For Virtual Classrooms

Universities, together with research institutions and other institutions providing tertiary education, play pivotal roles in every society as knowledge generators and as providers of skills for national development. Africa suffers from the quantitative inadequacy of higher education institutions and qualitative insufficiency. In the past 30 years, most countries have liberalised their educational sectors to pave […]

The Fourth Annual Seminar on Philanthropy: COVID-19  and The Future of Global Civil Society and Philanthropy in Africa

Keynote Speakers: Tade Akin Aina Executive Director, Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PASGR), Nairobi, Kenya. Tatiana Carayannis Director, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Understanding Violent Conflict, China-Africa Knowledge Project, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Brooklyn, USA. Bhekinkosi Moyo Director, The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI), Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South […]