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Debating South Africa's Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), in association with the Department of Political Sciences, is delighted to invite you to a Roundtable Discussion on Debating South Africa's Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with Professors Barney Pityana, Henning Melb

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Poet Jessica Mbangeni paying tribute to Adv Madonsela

The Thuli Madonsela Good Governance Lecture, 1 November 2016

On November 1, 2016 the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) in association with corporate sponsors Wiphold, held the inaugural Thuli Madonsela Good Governance Lecture at the St Georges hotel in Irene. This inaugural lecture was given by Advocate Madonsela herself, who has inspired

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Call for Papers: Global Food Security Conference, 8-11 October 2017, Cape Town

The 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security will take place in Cape Town between the 8th and 11th October 2017. This conference is organised in association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, the University of Pretoria, and the University of Western Cape. Abstra

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'Why Europe’s ‘fortress’ approach to migration crisis won’t work' The Conversation 17.11.2016

GovInn Deputy Director Dr. Chris Nshimbi and Dr Innocent Moyo (University of Zululand) consider the European Union's migration policy in a recent article in The conversation. The failures of physically fortifying Europe against waves of migrants is compounded by policy incoherence and contradicti

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Participants of the Comparative Regionalism Conference

Conference Report: “Comparative Regionalism: State of the Art and Future Directions”

During the first week of November, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) had the honour to host a conference on comparative regionalism in partnership with the Research College (KFG) “The Transformative Power of Europe” at the Free University Berlin. KFG-directors Prof. T

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Regional Migration Governance in the African Continent: Current state of affairs and the way forward 10.11.2016

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) has just released its latest research report on the current state of affairs and the way forward on regional migration governance on the African continent. The report is released in collaboration with The Development and Peace Foundation

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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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Africa remains a target as Global South ‘land rush’ moves to production The Conversation, 11.10.2016

This article was originally published on The Conversation Authors: Kerstin Nolte, Research fellow at the Institute of African Affairs, German Institute of Global and Area Studies; Wytske Chamberlain, PhD Candidate in the Postgraduate School for Agriculture and Rural Development, Univers

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“Zimbabwe is reaching a breaking point”, by Eric Manyonda and Ruth Murambadoro

Zimbabwe is reaching a breaking point, by Eric Manyonda and Ruth Murambadoro

by Eric Manyonda and Ruth Murambadoro, GovInn senior researcher On the 24th of August 2016 the Zimbabwe Republic Police clashed with protesters over a planned demonstration led by a coalition of opposition parties and the civil society. Since the birth of the citizens’ movement, #ThisFlag earl

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Network of Wellbeing

Wellbeing & GDP

Lorenzo Fioramonti, director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, gave a lecture on wellbeing & GDP in Totnes, UK, to the Network of Wellbeing.  

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The event was co-hosted by SIWI, GovInn and the WRC

Rethinking Development Seminar: 'The power of community: Water security in times of scarcity'

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation hosted the Rethinking Development seminar titled 'The power of community: Water security in times of scarcity', together with the Stockholm International Water Institute and the Water Research Commission. Mr. Rajendra Singh, The Water Man of India,

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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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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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