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 […]

The First Convening on Gendering Policy-Engaged Education Research in Africa

Sub Saharan Africa contributes a very small percentage of the overall research generated worldwide and a lot of that research is driven by foreign development partners or donors.  Therefore, Sub Saharan Africa is not necessarily at the center of determining the research agenda that is being funded through this support.  It is vital that this […]

Prompting Subtlety of Thought: Eight Attributes of Female Leadership Transforming Social Science Pedagogy in Higher Education Institutions Across Africa

Summary This study identifies eight attributes of female leadership that has contributed to the success of the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) partnership, one of three SPHEIR projects addressing pedagogical reform. PedaL is a partnership between higher education institutes in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. Academics from these partner institutions have trained and […]

Expressions of Interest to Host the Utafiti Sera – (Research Policy Community) on Strengthening Equitable Access to Quality Higher Education in the Pandemic Environment in Kenya

Deadline Extended to March 17, 2021 The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan Pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya. PASGR’s vision is a ‘vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues’. PASGR seeks excellence in social science research for public policy. […]

Mapping and scoping of innovations in social protection in Africa

Date: Friday, 5 March 2021 Time: 14:00-16:00 (South African time) 15:00-17:00 (East African time) 13:00-15:00 (West African time) Contact Persons: Charmaine Galante and Rachael Makokha To register: https://bit.ly/3qOZGFK Download PDF The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), and the Open Society Initiative […]

Final call for applications – Accountability for Water Masterclass

Deadline: Midnight EAT , Sunday 29th November, 2020.   Please submit your CV and 1-side cover letter to apply, and/or share this with colleagues who may be interested. Who can apply to the programme? We are looking for mid-career leaders in the water security or WASH sector – whether working for part of the government, an NGO, private […]

Call for Partners & Professional Research Fellows

Click on  Briefing Note here Contact person: Lauren Wesonga- lwesonga@www.pasgr.org Accountability for Water is a new programme of action & research to improve water governance & water service delivery. Too often good policies, wise laws and promising programmes have failed because of weak accountability. To harness the potential of stronger accountability we need to know […]

SPMA to offer new PhD in Public Policy

The University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) will offer a new PhD programme in Public Policy, and prospective students will be able to apply for it in 2021. This development comes as a result of engagements between the SPMA and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in 2019, […]

South-South partnership to boost African research capacity

A new partnership between South Africa’s University of Pretoria and the Kenya-headquartered Partnership for African Social Governance Research (PASGR) will boost capacity-building, especially for postgraduate students and early- to mid-career researchers in Africa. The collaboration, formalised this week (21 September) during a virtual meeting of senior staff from the two institutions and other higher education […]

Accelerating Water and Climate Action at COP26

Welcome to our SIWI World Week at Home official session. With water and climate both being high on the UK’s agenda, this event will highlight the global water crisis and the UK’s response in the context of climate change and Covid-19.