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. […]

Appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as Executive Director, PASGR

The Board of PASGR is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Anthony Mveyange as the Executive Director. Dr Mveyange is a passionate Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy interests include (but not limited to) inequality, poverty, education and health, natural resources, international trade, trade policy, economic growth, and development in Africa. He has […]

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 […]