On 28 July 2016, the Legacy of Armed Conflicts: Sub-Saharan and Comparative Perspectives workshop commenced with the keynote address by Professor Timothy Sisk on trends, causes and consequences of conflict in the 21st Century. Professor Sisk commented on the role of local conflict in the internation
GovInn senior researcher, Dr John Kotsopoulos, is speaking at an event hosted by the Department of Library Services on the implications of the United Kingdom exit from the European Union on South Africa. He will speaking alongside Prof Christi van der Westhuizen and Prof Nicola Viegi of the Unive
On 28 July 2016, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, in conjunction with GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies, will host a seminar by Professor Timothy Sisk from the University of Denver. The seminar is titled "Armed Conflict into 21st Century: Trends, Causes, Consequence
On 29 July, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, in conjunction with GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies. will be hosting Professor Gilbert Khadiagala from the University of Witwatersrand. Professor Khadiagala will be giving seminar entitled "The Rise and Fall (Decline)
Following new Zimbabwe trade laws that limits the import of basic goods from South Africa, traders in South Africa and Zimbabwe protested these new limitations that are perceived to negatively affect ordinary Zimbabweans. In a a continent of increasing emphasis on trade liberalization and regional
Ward Anseeuw and John Kotsopoulos, along with Thomas Jayne and Richard Kachule published a paper on Land Vol 5, No19
Medium-scale farms have become a major force in Malawi’s agricultural sector. Malawi’s most recent official agricultural survey indicates that these account f
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?
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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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Rising economic inequality continues to cast a shadow over WEF