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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research Funding Opportunity – Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women East Africa

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) East Africa initiative. GrOW East Africa seeks to spur transformative change to advance gender equality in the world […]

Demanding Power: Struggles over Energy Access – Research Findings from the Action for Empowerment and Accountability Research Programme (A4EA)

Around the world energy prices, subsidies, and availability have very often become flashpoints for social mobilisation, protest, and demands for government response whether in the gilet jaune movement in France, and or in passionate protests in Zimbabwe. Focusing in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Pakistan, as well as more broadly, this seminar will report on emerging findings […]

Two Lessons for Early Involvement of Stakeholders in Research

A fundamental principle for conducting research that is easily put to use by stakeholders is to involve them in the research process as early as possible. But how can the inertia and lack of interest that stakeholders often have at this stage be overcome? We provide two lessons from our experience of involving stakeholders as […]

Research group rallies stakeholders on new energy crisis’ study

To seek sustainable solutions beyond protests to Nigeria’s energy crisis, stakeholders, including members of the academia, civil society groups, and development agencies, have unveiled a new research project to address such objectives. With specific reference to petroleum products and the struggles associated with such commodities in a fragile setting like Nigeria, the proposed study, titled, […]

Evidence uptake and use to transform Africa: Lessons from the “Utafiti Sera” model

APRA members from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, and Nigeria attended a two-day convening meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, which was organised by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research(PASGR). The main objective of the meeting was to bring together 120 participants from 20 countries and diverse disciplines (including practitioners, researchers, scientists, activists, government officials, and policymakers) to share […]

Top Conflict Study Scholar joins Research Committee

Prof Funmi Olonisakin is the newest member of PASGR’s Research Committee. She replaces Prof Achola Pala Okeyo, whose tenure ended in the year under review. A holder of a PhD from King’s College London, Olonisakin is a Professor of Security, Leadership and Development at King’s College. She is the founding director of the African Leadership […]

Call for Applications: Professional Development Training in Survey Design and Execution

Course dates: November 7 to November 11, 2016 Training location: Nairobi, Kenya Contact person: nirungu@www.pasgr.org (Questions/clarifications only) The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is offering a 5-day professional development course in Survey Design and Execution. This training is relevant to African academics, researchers and PhD students interested in enhancing their skills in […]