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'What is the Local? Exploring grassroots justice systems as a means of understanding the local', by Cori Wielenga in Kujenga Amani.

GovInn's Senior Researcher  Cori Wielenga published the article 'What is "the Local"? Exploring grassroots justice systems as a means of understanding the local' in Kujenga Amani.

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Book review 'Creating the Third Force: Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking', by Cori Wielenga.

GovInn's Senior Researcher Cori Wielenga published the book review 'Creating the Third Force: Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking', edited by Hamdesa Tuso and Maureen P Flaherty, in the South African Journal of International Affairs.

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Iris Nxumalo on 'the role of the youth in African peacebuilding' at the 'Future of Peacebuilding' event in Abuja, Nigeria

GovInn's former emerging research, Iris Nxumalo, spoke to Wilton Park on the role of the youth in African peacebuilding.

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Ms Iris Nxumalo , seated on the second seat on the left.

Cori Wielenga at the 'African perspectives on peacebuilding' conference, 20-21 March in Abuja, Nigeria.

GovInn Senior Researcher, Cori Wielenga, participated in the fourth of the four-part series on 'African perspectives on peacebuilding' series hosted by Wilton Park and supported by the African Leadership Centre, African Peacebuilding Network and Carnegie Corporation from 20-21 March in Abuja, Nigeri

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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?

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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:

 


 

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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