Can African think tanks help strengthen government use of data and evidence? We think so

With so much excitement around Africa Evidence Week, a cross-country virtual and live bonanza of Evidence Informed Decision-making (#EIDM) hosted by the Africa Evidence Network and dozens of partners, I couldn’t help but jump in. Through the outpouring of videos, webinars, events, blogs and #AfricaEvidenceWeek tweets we have met emerging evidence leaders; learned about evidence gap maps, evidence syntheses and research repositories; seen […]

We’ll Start PhD Programme This Year —PASGR Boss

What is Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) all about? PASGR is a not-for-profit organisation located in Nairobi, but working in over 15 African countries on governance research, with the collaborative graduate programme of Masters of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) in 13 universities in seven countries. We also have a programme we […]

1st Utafiti Sera Forum Report on Urban Governance & City Transformation in Kenya

Date: 29th January, 2018 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Forum Focus: Urban Governance & City Transformation The 1st Utafiti Sera Forum on Urban Governance and City Transformation was held on 29th January, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. ‘Utafiti Sera’ a Swahili word for research policy is a combination of many things that ensure and enhance policy outcomes – […]

Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting on Legal Framework on Social Protection

Date: 23rd March, 2018 Location: Mombasa, Kenya Forum Focus: Legal framework for Social Protection The Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting brought together 19 key stakeholders operating in the Social Protection (SP) sector to discuss the legal and policy framework for SP programmes in Kenya with the Members of the National Assembly from the Departmental committee on […]

Utafiti Sera (Research-Policy Community) in Kenya Report

The final report of the Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE) is on implementation and reflections of activities of Utafiti Sera in Kenya. The overarching long-term outcome of Utafiti Sera is uptake of research evidence as seen in the design of national policies, thus, setting agenda for national debates, and changes in employment policies and programme […]

Utafiti Sera: Apprenticeship Policy on youth employment creation in Agriculture and Agro-Processing in Kenya.

The Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PASGR) together with the Centre for Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE) held a forum in Kitale, Trans- Nzoia county on Apprenticeship Policy Framework on Youth employment creation in Agriculture and Agro-Processing in Kenya. Utafiti Sera is an initiative developed by the Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PASGR). Utafiti Sera represents a […]

AIHD and PASGR host first Utafiti Sera Forum on Social Protection in Kenya

May 10, 2016, Nairobi – PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) co-hosted the inaugural forum of the Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya today. Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary for Social Security and Services (Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs), opened the meeting. In her keynote address, […]

Research-Policy Community Forum (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya

PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) are holding a forum on Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera) on Social Protection in Kenya on May 10, 2016 in Nairobi. Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary for Social Security and Services (Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs), will open the meeting. The one-day forum is […]