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Organisations like the African Union must find a way to monitor countries' environmental commitments.

GovInn Senior researcher Dr. Camilla Adelle's latest piece in The Conversation

"How Africa can up its game to meet environmental challenges" "Africa has enormous natural resource wealth. At the same time it is extremely vulnerable to the impact of environmental degradation, including climate change. These are two good reasons, one might assume, for prioritising the environme

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Prince - Zuma 702

Senior Researcher Prince Mashele on radio 702: ANC and Zuma attempting to undermine Constitution

This morning on radio 702, Senior Researcher Prince Mashele said that Jeremy Gauntlett's concession in the Constitutional Court hearing against Zuma exposed attempts by the ANC and Zuma to undermine the Constitution. 702's John Robbie spoke to Mashele as he delved into an analysis of the recent de

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Regions without borders

Call for Abstracts for the 33rd International Geographical Congress: Shaping our Harmonious Worlds

    “Sociocultural Encounters in Geography: Borders, Borderlands, Grassroots Non-State Actors and the Southern African Regional Integration Project” The geographical and socio-economic landscapes of the contiguous border areas in Southern African suggest de facto processes of regi

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Regions without borders

Call for Abstracts for the 33rd International Geographical Congress: Shaping our Harmonious Worlds

Call for Abstracts “Autochthony, Allochthony and Belonging: Migration, Xenophobia and Social Cohesion in the Southern African Region” Migration is not new in the Southern African region. Its long history dates back to the late 19th century into the colonial, post-independence and post-Cold W

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Ruth Murambadoro

Ruth Murambadoro

Ruth Murambadoro joined GovInn as a Junior Researcher in January 2016. Her work focuses on transitional justice, reconciliation and alternative peacebuilding mechanisms. Prior to joining GovInn, Ruth was an assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She

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Master in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives

Call for students: interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives at the University of Leuven in Belgium

The University of Leuven is organising the interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES), as well as the Summer School 'Europe Inside Out'. MAES' four specialised modules - ‘European History, Diversity and Culture‘, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘

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GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW MEASUREMENTS AND NEW PRACTICES


How can governance evolve and innovate?

Can current crises become opportunities to re-think our social, political and economic governance?

Man pushing planet

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

GovInn is  an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development. It focuses on cutting-edge research, attracting innovators from all over the world. In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

At GovInn we focus on:

 


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Lorenzo Fioramonti speaking in Austria about political alternatives to a GDP-focused world

VIDEO: Beyond GDP and political alternatives

Watch GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti speaking about political alternatives to a GDP-focused world at an event hosted by Impulszentrum Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften on 9 October 2015, in Graz, Austria.

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Participants pose for a group photo outside the GovInn HQ at the Old College House

Disability statistics for inclusive development in SADC member countries

On July 21-22 2015, GovInn and the UNESCO-UNU Chair on Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People, in partnership with the African Disability Alliance (ADA), hosted a workshop for practitioners from statistical offices, departments of social development and non-governmental organiz

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Epidemiologists Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson with GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti

VIDEO: Why greater equality makes societies stronger - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Why greater equality makes societies stronger". The address was filmed on 3 June 2015.

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Raj Patel answering questions

VIDEO: Poverty With Added Vitamins? Competing Ways to Govern the World Food System, Raj Patel

Raj Patel keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Poverty with added vitamins? Competing ways to govern the world food system". The address was filmed on 2 June 2015.

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VIDEO: Within or beyond capitalism?

Michel Bauwens keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Within or beyond capitalism? Four scenarios for the emerging collaborative economy". The address was filmed on 4 June 2015.

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GALLERY: Poverty with added vitamins with Raj Patel

‘Poverty With Added Vitamins? Competing Ways to Govern the World Food System’ Raj Patel, New York Times bestselling author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System" and "The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy"  

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What is governance innovation?
The term 'governance' indicates the complexity of decision-making processes in contemporary political and economic affairs. As opposed to the more traditional 'government', the idea of governance presupposes a fragmentation and diffusion of authority. Due to economic, social and cultural dynamics, no government nowadays can simply govern 'alone'. It is bound to share 'bits and pieces' of authority with other entities, from non-governmental organizations to regional institutions and private corporations. READ MORE


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