Research Policy House to Study Access During Pandemic

Two Kenya-based international higher education think tanks have joined forces to advance equitable access to quality higher education in the pandemic environment. The African Network for Internationalization of Education and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) have partnered to form the Utafiti Sera House (Swahili for Research Policy House). The research community […]

The Cost of Politics in Kenya

This study of the cost of politics in Kenya analyses the expenditure of individuals who contested for political office at Senate, National Assembly and County Assembly level in Kenya in 2017. Drawing on data from a survey of 300 aspirants as well as focus group discussions and key informant interviews with prominent political participants and […]

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) Publishing Workshop

The MIASA Publishing Workshop for African scholars, jointly organised by Africa Spectrum (published by the GIGA Institute for African Affairs) and the Contemporary Journal of African Studies (published by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana), will take place virtually on 21 and 22 October 2021. The workshop will also benefit from […]

Youth Employment Creation Through Sustainable Agribusiness – Lessons from evidence-informed policy convening

Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Kenya, perpetuating the country’s socioeconomic problems such as poverty and hunger. Unchecked, the International Labour Organization fears that youth unemployment, currently estimated at 35 per cent of the population, will double by 2045. The problem of joblessness in Kenya has been fuelled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, whose […]

NIERA Founding Member and Inaugural Treasurer, Dr. Anthony Mveyange appointed Executive Director of PASGR

The East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) has brought 32 East African fellows to the University of California, Berkeley to study rigorous impact evaluation methods since 2011 (and have recently started piloting a virtual, non-resident fellowship to reach even more people). All fellows go on to join the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA), and […]

Generosity and Collegiality as Institutions Embrace Blended Learning

African universities have been faced with challenges of insufficient funding, which have been jeopardising critical programmes, especially in research and innovation. The spread of COVID-19 and its economic impacts have worsened the situation, leading to massive budget cuts from governments and international donors. For instance, the announcement by UK Research and Innovation to cut budgets […]

Creative Commons Summit: Call for Proposals is Open

The 2021 CC Global Summit will be going virtual again this year – join us 20-24 September, 2021 for an extra special event – Creative Commons is turning 20! We’ll be building off of the successes from our 2020 Summit to bring you another week filled with discussion and debate, workshops and planning, talks and […]

Deliver e-learning from primary school

This past week the release of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations results marked the end of the 2020 education cycle. Not fully true though since there are children back to school to complete their third term. For tests, the next milestone will be the 2021 exams scheduled for March next year. The […]

What makes a good partnership? Transparency, trust—and a bit of patience!

This is the fourth in a series on shifting power in international giving and what INGOs, NGOs, and funders can do differently to support and sustain more equitable partnerships. In the introductory piece, Pat Scheid frames the issue of shifting power, and in the second, Joe Asunka shares strategies for funders to foster equitable partnerships. […]