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 […]

Women and Inclusive, Transformative Leadership in Higher Education

To mark International Women’s Day, we share an inspiring case study based on the Pedagogical Leadership in Africa partnership – PedaL – which looks at what attributes of female leadership are transformative for gender relations and inclusive outcomes.  We also present how SPHEIR partnerships are addressing gender inequality in higher education institutions and helping students […]

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 […]

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 […]

Job Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Open to: Kenyan nationals and residents only Application Deadline: Wednesday March 3, 2021 PASGR is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya.  Currently engaged in more than 12 African countries, PASGR works to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy […]

Eyes on PedaL Online as academics aim to bring out the best in their students in 2021

African academics will need to embrace blended and online teaching in their quest to transform pedagogy so as to meet the expectations of students and enhance the quality of teaching and learning, according to experts and key African higher education stakeholders. The community of educators and leaders are drawn from 29 public and private universities […]

Job Vacancy: Programme Officer, Research

Job Title: Programme Officer — Research Reporting to: Programme Head — Research & Policy Duration: 2 years, renewable Application: Friday, February 12, 2021 The right candidate for this programme officer position, within PASGR’s Research and Policy Unit, will be able to take initiative in connecting, informing and fostering exchange among relevant research, policy practice and […]

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, […]